Census Bureau retreats from report showing stagnant rural incomes
Max Ehrenfreund, Washington Post
When a Census Bureau report last week announced a record increase in the typical American household’s annual income last year, the good news came with a caveat. The growth had been limited to towns and cities, the data showed, and there was no statistically detectable change in rural areas.
Edmund Burke on Constitutions & Natural Law
Bradley J. Birzer, The Imaginative Conservative
The real goal of political society, Edmund Burke claimed in his arguments against the French Revolutionaries, is not to create new laws or new rules, but “to secure the religion, laws, and liberties, that had been long possessed.”
Pope Francis’s praise of capitalism a surprise on US trip
Thomas D. Williams, Crux
Looking back at Pope Francis’s visit to the United States one year ago this week, one of the surprises along the way was the pontiff’s unexpected praise for the free market economy of his host country.
Does a Universal Basic Income Conflict with the Biblical View of Work?
Andrew Spencer, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
Automation is coming to a workplace near you. The result may be the displacement of about 1.4 million workers in Tennessee alone, according to a report from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. That number represents about half of the state’s current workforce.