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On Wages, McDonald’s Gets It Right

McDonald’s CEO Don ThompsonNot earning enough? Take responsibility for your life, says Anthony Bradley in the second of this week’s Acton Commentary. In today’s culture of entitlement people believe that they deserve certain rewards simply because they exist — not because of hard work, perseverance and wise choices. Continue Reading...

Giving the Just Wage Its Due

Focusing on the universal to the neglect of the particular is a collectivist error, says Dylan Pahman in the first of this week’s Acton Commentary. Justice, classically defined, is to render to each what is due. Continue Reading...

Overcoming Obstacles And Creating Success

One of my favorite website’s is The Mighty. They feature short stories and video clips that uplift, enlighten and inspire. To be honest, I get a bit discouraged some days. I have to read about a lot of bad stuff like human trafficking in order to do my job. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.28.14

The Netanyahu/Pope Francis Spat Over Jesus That Wasn’t Yair Rosenberg, Tablet Yesterday, the press reported a sparring match between Pope Francis and Benjamin Netanyahu that never really transpired. To judge by media reports, the Israeli Prime Minister had a testy exchange with the Supreme Pontiff over whether or not Jesus spoke Hebrew. Continue Reading...

Is Fairtrade Failing to Be Fair to Farmers?

Fair trade is an organized social movement whose goal is to help producers of commodity products in developing countries achieve better trading conditions. Farmers can get their products, such as coffee or bananas, Fairtrade certification through certain standard-setting organizations. Continue Reading...

From Tragedy To Victimization: Whatever It Is, It’s All About Me

There are two intriguing articles at The Federalist today. They deal with different topics (mass murder and institutional racism), but they share insights into the same topic: victimization. It seems our culture wants to take whatever is happening and make it all about “me.” First, Heather Wilhelm writes about the tragic news from California on Friday, where it seems that Elliott Rodger killed 8 (including himself) and injured 13. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.27.14

Mere Consent and the Abolition of Human Dignity Francis J. Beckwith, The Catholic Thing [M]any today are suggesting that when it comes to some of the great moral questions of our time, individual autonomy (or “consent”) is the only principle we need in order to secure all the goods for which more ancient understandings, such as human dignity, have been employed. Continue Reading...