Tort Reform as a Moral Issue

Law professor Ronald J. Rychlak discusses some of the developments in tort law in the United States, as well as some of the proposed reforms. “As legislators and other lawmakers consider future planned reforms to the tort system, the goal must be to return to a system which affirms the dignity and intrinsic value of the person and the community by placing blame only on those who cause damage, not simply on those who have deep pockets,” he writes. Continue Reading...

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Interview with J.C. Huizenga

This month’s School Reform News, a publication of the Heartland Institute, has an interview with J.C. Huizenga, member of the Acton Institute’s Board of Directors, as well as founder and chairman of the National Heritage Academies, “Bringing the Profit Motive and Moral Values to Education.” Continue Reading...

Perverting the Pope’s Legacy

Yesterday, The Connection with Dick Gordon, an NPR program, had two Catholic intellectuals on the show to discuss “John Paul II’s Life and Legacy.” What was troubling was the way these professors described the pope’s economic thought. Continue Reading...

Faith in Government

There’s a provocative post from Bryan Caplan over at EconLog about “the odd factoid that faith in government dramatically increased after 9/11.” Continue Reading...

Father Sirico on FOX News

As events have unfolded over the weekend in Rome, Acton staff members have been called upon by many news organizations to lend some perspective on the legacy of Pope John Paul II. Continue Reading...

Acton Podcast

Acton Institute audio files are now available via a “podcast.” A podcast is similar to an RSS feed (in fact it is an RSS feed) but the intention is to describe audio files. Continue Reading...

In Memory of Pope John Paul II

The Acton Institute has put together a special section in honor of Pope John Paul II. Here you’ll find pictures of the Pope with Acton president Fr. Robert Sirico, up-to-date media items featuring commentary and reflection by Acton staff, and links to resources about the pope and his legacy. Continue Reading...