PowerLinks – 12.11.12

The 3 laws of social programs Charles Murry, AEI Ideas [An opportunity to recall the three laws of social programs in Losing Ground, because the backfires are not idiosyncratic. They occur everywhere and always for inherent reasons. Continue Reading...

Where Capitalism Ends, the Covenant Continues

As we reap the benefits of market exchange and observe the many achievements of free trade and globalization, it’s easy to give credit to the market itself, either ignoring or forgetting the supporting individuals, communities, and institutions who actively leveraged it for the common good. Continue Reading...

This Week on AU Online: Lectures on Development and Trade

Poverty, development, and stewardship tend to be topics both of discussion and personal reflection as we are reminded to count our blessings around this time of year. If similar ideas have been on your mind, you may be interested in Globalization, Poverty, and Development, an AU Online lecture series that explores the theme of human flourishing and its relation to poverty, globalization, and the Church in the developed world. Continue Reading...

‘Act Against Corruption’

Perhaps one of the biggest obstacles to wealth creation in the developing world is corruption. Bribery, rigging of the political process, theft, lack of accountability: all of these lead to instability, bureaucracy, and a lack of incentive to invest. Continue Reading...

The Fountainhead of Bedford Falls

Frank Capra and Ayn Rand are two names not often mentioned together. Yet the cheery director of Capra-corn and the dour novelist who created Objectivism have more in common than you might imagine. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.10.12

Navigating the Christmas Consumer Conundrum Elise Amyx, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics Gallup Economy reported in a recent article that the average U.S. consumer will spend at least $770 on Christmas gifts this year. Continue Reading...