Acton’s Most Tweetable Moments: 2012

Acton’s Twitter followers are at an all-time high, and we’re gaining about 45 new followers every month. Here’s a look back at our 10 Most Tweetable Moments of 2012: Acton Commentary: The LBJ Curse on the Black Vote How to explain the entitlement crisis to an 8 year old The FRC Shooting & the vocation of a hero The Israelites of the Hebrew Bible never quite figured out how best to arrange human political affairs Internships for 2012 Christian schools are not a withdrawal from the world Mary Tyler star: we need “Moore” taxes on the rich Doug Devos: Free Enterprise & the Entrepreneurial Spirit For black voters, entitlement programs trump moral issues every time The High Cost of Conscience Continue Reading...

Top 10 PowerBlog Posts for 2012

As we close out the year, we want to thank our PowerBlog readers for reading and contributing to our blog. If you’re a new reader we encourage you to catch up by checking out our top 10 most popular posts for 2012: 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.31.12

What I Learned in the Poverty War Peter Cove, City Journal Work, not welfare, uplifts the poor. How Government Suffocates Charity Joy Pullman, Values & Capitalism The pending January 2 tax hike—what everyone is calling the “fiscal cliff”—will mean we cannot afford half our usual charitable contributions next year. Continue Reading...

The Year in Commentary: Various

Every Wednesday we publish the Acton Commentary, a weekly article that covers topics related to Acton’s mission. As 2012 comes to a close I thought it would be worth highlighting the superb commentaries that have been produced by Acton Institute staffers over the past year. Continue Reading...

The Year in Commentary: Ray Nothstine

Every Wednesday we publish the Acton Commentary, a weekly article that covers topics related to Acton’s mission. As 2012 comes to a close I thought it would be worth highlighting the superb commentaries that have been produced by Acton Institute staffers over the past year. Continue Reading...

Work, Leisure, and the Search for Daily Meaning

Over at AEIdeas, James Pethokoukis challenges our attitudes about work and leisure by drawing a helpful contrast between economists John Maynard Keynes and Deirdre McCloskey. First, he points to “Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren,” in which Keynes frames our economic pursuits as a means to a leisurely end: Thus for the first time since his creation man will be faced with his real, his permanent problem-how to use his freedom from pressing economic cares, how to occupy the leisure, which science and compound interest will have won for him, to live wisely and agreeably and well. Continue Reading...