The Devil and Antonin Scalia

In Stephen Vincent Benét’s 1937 short story, “The Devil and Daniel Webster“, the famous American statesman not only gets Jabez Stone, a farmer who sold his soul to the devil, out of the contract, he gets Mr. Continue Reading...

A Failure to Save

Photo Credit: Alan Cleaver via Compfight cc This first appeared in my newsletter, Economic Prospect, in late 2008. Looking back after five years I still like it. The American failure to save is matched by our insistence on spending to have it all. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.07.13

The war on Christians John L. Allen, Jr., The Spectator The global persecution of Christians is the unreported catastrophe of our time. Ancient monastery has few visitors amid Sinai unrest, but Bedouin neighbors protect it William Booth, Washington Post Thousands of years of tradition say the monastery built here marks the spot where Moses fell down on his knees before a burning bush and talked to God. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.04.13

The American Family Values & Capitalism Over the past half-century, the structure of the American family has changed remarkably. What exactly has happened? Why did it happen? Christ-like capitalism? God, mammon and the Church of England David Baker, Christian Today Under the leadership of the Archbishop of Canterbury, it looks as though the Church of England is attempting to give capitalism the opportunity to develop a new appearance – even a Christ-like face. Continue Reading...