Perfect Equality and Extreme Despotism

From Main Currents of Marxism by Leszek Kolakowski (1927-2009): KolakowskiMarx took over the romantic ideal of social unity, and Communism realized it in the only way feasible in an industrial society, namely, by a despotic system of government. Continue Reading...

Video: Samuel Gregg Closes Acton University 2013

Acton’s Director of Research Samuel Gregg took to the podium on the final night of Acton University 2013 to deliver the closing plenary address for the conference. Below, Gregg closes the conference with a reflection on modern threats to religious liberty, and how the faithful can respond. Continue Reading...

The Rise of the $10 Philanthropist

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, a lecturer at Stanford University, on what makes a philanthropist: WSJ: How do you define a philanthropist? Ms. Arrillaga-Andreessen: A philanthropist is anyone who gives time, money, experience, skills, networks [or] passion. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.25.13

Americans Are Giving More Money to Almost All Charities—Except Churches Melissa Steffan, Christianity Today Giving USA finds ‘significant shift’ in charitable giving post-recession. How America Lost Its Way Niall Ferguson, Wall Street Journal Not everyone is an entrepreneur. Continue Reading...

Natural Resources are Human Resources

If the PowerBlog has a favorite atheist libertarian economist, it’s probably George Mason professor Don Boudreaux. Although he isn’t a believer, he sometimes stumbles upon what I would consider to be Christian insights. Continue Reading...