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Beyond mere affluence: Embracing Isaiah’s posterity gospel

“This is where the church needs to be: going to every part of the world of mere affluence and turning it into a vineyard.” –Andy Crouch In a recent essay in The Atlantic, William Deresiewicz expressed concern that the rise of “creative entrepreneurship” would mean “the end of art as we know it,” fearing that capitalism’s expansion of creative empowerment would mean “the removal of the last vestiges of protection and mediation” for higher ideals of beauty and truth.  Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.08.18

Food Aid Feeds Conflict and Dependence Tirzah Duren, FEE Spending more on aid is only a positive if current programs are working, which they are not. Stop loan sharks with fair lending options, frugal lifestyles, pope says Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service Usury is a grave sin that must be fought by building more just and humane economic and financial systems as well as by teaching people to live within their means, Pope Francis said. Continue Reading...
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Why do millennials favor socialism?

It isn’t recent news that a large number of millennials gravitate towards socialism. Older generations who have lived in the shadow of socialism and similar ideological regimes however, may wonder why. Continue Reading...

Catholic bishops against Mark Janus

“On February 26 the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME),” says Charles W. Baird in this week’s Acton Commentary. Continue Reading...

Some solutions to moral hazard

Note: This is post #67 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. In the last post in this series we discussed a form of exploitation of information called moral hazard. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.07.18

A Christian Response to Poverty Aims for Long-Term Restoration Stacy Singh, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics The Christian response to poverty must begin with the whole person, rooted in a biblical understanding of creation. Continue Reading...
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Using rice to help refugees and fight corruption in Brazil

Corruption scandal after corruption scandal has rocked Brazil for years, with ex-president Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment and ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s conviction on corruption charges. Michel Temer, Brazil’s sitting president, has also faced charges of corruption, primarily stemming from relationships with the state-owned oil company, Petrobras. Continue Reading...