Diversity, Inclusion And Conversation: But Only If You’re Just Like Us

The definition of “diversity” is “the condition of having or being composed of differing elements :  variety; especially :  the inclusion of different types of people (as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization.” It appears, however, that diversity for some folks mean “only if you agree with or are just like us.” In Olympia, Wash., South Puget Sound Community College’s Diversity and Equity Center planned a “Happy Hour” for staff and employees in order to discuss racial issues. Continue Reading...

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PowerLinks 03.14.14

The US poverty rate is 15%. But it’s less than 3% for full-time workers James Pethokoukis, AEI Ideas Some folks, particularly on the left, wave away studies that show a negative impact on work from Obamacare or sharply raising the minimum wage. Continue Reading...

The Hayekian Liberty of Ender’s Game

My conversion into a fan of science-fiction began with an unusual order from a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: “Each Marine shall read a minimum of three books from the [Commandant’s Professional Reading List] each year.” Included on the list of books suitable for shaping the minds of young Lance Corporals like me were two sci-fi novels: Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers and Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. Continue Reading...

Is Being Bossy Bad?

The newest celeb campaign (after coming out against bullying, getting kids to eat their veggies and to go outside and play) is to stop women from being bossy. Actually, what they seem to want to do is ban the illusion of bossiness; that is, men are leaders and women are bossy. Continue Reading...

Jesus Christ, a Small Businessman at Work

Mark Tooley of IRD highlights a talk by Michael Novak, “Jesus Was a Small Businessman.” Speaking to students at the Catholic University of America, Novak observed: When he was the age of most of you in this room, then, Jesus was helping run a small business. Continue Reading...

Survey Results: What Do You Look for in a Pastor?

One month ago, I posted a link to a survey asking ten questions about what people look for in a pastor, promising to post the results one month later. The idea was to try to shed some light on the disconnect between supply and demand when it comes to ministers looking for a call and churches looking for a minister. Continue Reading...

Audio: Elise Hilton on Human Trafficking

Acton Communications Specialist Elise Hilton joined host Shelly Irwin today on the WGVU Morning Show in Grand Rapids, Michigan to discuss Acton’s upcoming moderated panel discussion on the issue of human trafficking, Hidden No More: Exposing Human Trafficking in West Michigan. Continue Reading...

Why Liberty Isn’t Enough

“It’s important to talk about liberty, but not in isolation,” says Samuel Gregg, Research Director for the Acton Institute. “Our language should reflect the truth that reason, justice, equality, and virtue make freedom possible.” At some point, for instance, those in the business of promoting freedom need to engage more precisely what they mean by liberty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.13.14

9 Things You Should Know About Pimps and Sex Traffickers Joe Carter, The Gospel Coalition Nine things you should know about those who coerce women and children into prostitution. Koch Brother Donates Money to Hospital, Liberals Protest (Not a Parody) Andrew Stiles, Washington Free Beacon The donation was the largest in the hospital’s history, and will presumably create a fair number of new nursing jobs. Continue Reading...