Conservation and Entrepreneurial Environmentalism

I found this profile of Mark Tercek, the former Goldman Sachs managing director who was tapped to head the Nature Conservancy, raises some profound issues concerning the relationship between economics and the environment: Tercek, 55, didn’t come to the Conservancy to fight financial brush fires. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.20.12

Domino’s Founder Files Lawsuit Challenging HHS Mandate Dominique Ludvigson, The Foundry Tom Monaghan, founder and former owner of Domino’s Pizza, is the latest business owner tofile a lawsuit challenging Obamacare’s Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate requiring employers to cover abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization as “preventive services” in their health care plans. Continue Reading...

Should We Tax Volunteer Work for Charities?

During the debate about how to resolve the fiscal cliff crisis, lawmakers on both sides have considered reducing the charitable tax deduction. That strikes many people as the wrong approach (especially those of us who work for non-profits!) even though we may not be able to explain why it’s such a bad idea. Continue Reading...

Why Christians in Business Should Read Poetry

Writing for the Harvard Business Review, my friend (and coauthor) John Coleman argues that business professionals can benefit from reading poetry. While his article is not directed at people of faith, I think his claims are particularly relevant to Christians in the business world: Poetry can also help users develop a more acute sense of empathy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.19.12

An Engagement with Acton on Right to Work Brian Dijkema, Cardus A helpful piece by Jordan Ballor suggests that right to work legislation disestablishes unions from the state. An intriguing look inside religion and Congress: Who prays and for what? Continue Reading...