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Kant and Christian Theology

Today at Ethika Politika, I explore the relevance of the work of Immanuel Kant for conservative Christians: Immanuel Kant does not always receive the fairest treatment among self-styled conservative theologians. Continue Reading...

Challenging the Government Monopoly on Social Welfare

During the government shutdown billionaire philanthropists Laura and John Arnold gave $10 million to the National Head Start Association to keep the program for low-income children running. Mr. Arnold made it clear, however, that he did not believe this was a permanent solution, as “private dollars cannot in the long term replace government commitments.” But some people thought Arnold’s generosity itself undermined the government’s power. Continue Reading...

Ever Heard of a Tea Party Catholic?

At Public Discourse, Nathan Shlueter takes an unusual approach in his review of Acton’s Director of Research Sam Gregg’s Tea Party Catholic — it’s a memo to the faculty of Georgetown University as written by Sen. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.04.13

Stop Calling Marriage a ‘Luxury Good’ Derek Thompson, The Atlantic If you want to talk about economic inequality in matrimony, don’t just look at the weddings. Look at the divorces. Business: A Sequel to the Parable of the Good Samaritan Matt Perman, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics When we think of the parable of the Good Samaritan, we tend to think of the importance of charity and giving to those in need. Continue Reading...