The ‘Ghost of Fiscal Future’

Matt Mitchell at Neighborhood Effects offers an interesting perspective regarding the fiscal cliff. As we hurriedly approach the edge, Mitchell’s insights ought not to be ignored, whatever the outcome of today’s last minute meeting at the White House. Continue Reading...

Children and a Culture of Choice

The Choice of Hercules between Virtue and PleasureEli Horowitz over at Rust Belt Philosophy takes up my post from earlier this week, “The Christ Child and a Culture of Birth.” For the moment we can leave aside the accusations of racism latent in my view, as my demographic concerns are related to replacement levels and not to the question of majority/minority demographic shifts. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.28.12

The Most Persecuted Religion Abraham Cooper, John Huffman, and Yitzchock Adlerstein, Wall Street Journal Christians are targeted—by independent groups or governments—in some 131 countries world-wide. How the Early Church Made Peace with Prosperity Peter Leithart, Christianity Today As the early church grew in wealth and stature, it displaced existing Roman models of caring for the poor. Continue Reading...

Was 2012 the Best Year Ever?

An article in the Christmas issue of The Spectator make a surprising and bold claim: It may not feel like it, but 2012 has been the greatest year in the history of the world. Continue Reading...

Hobby Lobby Denied Request For HHS Mandate Relief

The National Catholic Register and Associated Press are reporting that Justice Sonia Sotomayor has denied Hobby Lobby (and a related company, Mardel, Inc.) its request to opt out of the HHS mandate to provide abortifacients as health care to employees. Continue Reading...

The Year in Commentary: Anthony B. Bradley

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: Jordan J. Ballor

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...

PowerLinks – 12.27.12

Charity Begins With Wealth Creation John Stossel, Reason Charity—helping people who have trouble helping themselves—is a good thing two times over. It’s good for the beneficiary and good for the donor, too. Continue Reading...

The Year in Commentary: Samuel Gregg

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: Rev. Robert A. Sirico

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...