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Edmund Burke’s conservative case for free markets

“Conservatives who believe that free markets are the most optimal of imperfect economic systems thus need to rethink about how to integrate their case for markets into the broader conservative agenda,” says Samuel Gregg in this week’s Acton Commentary. Continue Reading...

Beyond consumer Christianity: Equipping the church for cultural transformation

Modern evangelicalism’s recent fondness for “church shopping” (or “church hopping”) has led to plenty of perpetual daydreams about the “perfect church” that checks the right boxes of comfortability and convenience. In turn, many are falling prey to consumeristic tendencies and attitudes that influence their thought and action well beyond Sunday mornings. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about the Russian Revolution

This week is the hundredth anniversary of the second Russian Revolution, one of the most transformative political events in the history of the modern world. Here are five facts you should know about the world’s most destructive revolution: 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.08.17

The Never Ending Battle of Ideas Between Capitalism and Socialism Marian Tupy, Reason.com The U.S. may have won the cold war, but the ideological struggle never ended. The human cost of land regulation Vanessa Brown Calder, CapX Zoning regulations give local government huge amounts of discretionary power. Continue Reading...
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100 years of false religion

Today – November 7, 2017 – marks the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, touching off worldwide events mourning or celebrating the event. At its centenary, Communism deserves to be remembered as the most successful false religion to take root in the West in two millennia, unparalleled in the swiftness of its destruction and unequaled in its potential to generate misery from abundance. Continue Reading...

Is education signaling or skill building?

Note: This is post #55 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. Do you learn about things, because the learning itself matters, or is education all about the signal you—and your degree—send out to the world? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.07.17

At Vatican, ‘Tenets of Faith’ Seen as Crucial in Climate Change Effort Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times Religious leaders need to tell congregations that global warming can affect not just the environment, but also the spread of diseases and other threats to human health, participants said at a Vatican conference on Saturday on climate change, an issue that has been a priority of Pope Francis. Continue Reading...
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