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What Christians Should Know About ‘The Economy’

Note: This is the latest entry in the Acton blog series, “What Christians Should Know About Economics.” For other entries in the series see this post. The Term: ‘The Economy’ (aka Gross National Product) What it Means: When people refer to “the economy” they are usually referring to a particular idea—Gross Domestic Product (GDP)—which is itself simply an economic metric. Continue Reading...

What Christians Need to Know About Economics

Note: This is the introductory post to a series that explains economic terms and concepts from a Christian perspective. You can find the most recent list of entries listed below under “Latest entries.” I call it the “Dow Conundrum.” At least once a week, for as long as I can remember, I’ve heard about the Dow Jones Industrial Index (DJIA). Continue Reading...

Denzel Washington: Share Your Gifts; Don’t Abuse Them

In a short video that recently went viral, Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington offers some spontaneous career advice to a group of young actors. Although the setting is informal and his remarks are off-the-cuff and unrefined — sure to beg questions among theological nit-pickers — his general view aligns rather well with a healthy approach to Christian stewardship. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.29.14

Europe’s Lurch Right Is Bad for the Jews … and the United States Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary The huge gains made by far-right nationalist parties in the European Union elections last week have a lot of people on the continent and elsewhere scared. Continue Reading...

The Years of Living Dishonestly

A bit of honesty, please. The premium network Showtime is airing an original series, The Years of Living Dangerously, which pits such intrepid reporters as Hollywood B-list hotties Jessica Alba, Olivia Munn and America Ferrera against climate-change “deniers.” The May 19 episode featured Ms. Continue Reading...

‘Timothy Geithner is a Moral Hazard’

Acton’s Director of Research, Samuel Gregg, recently wrote an article at Aleteia about the recent Great Recession and Former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s book, Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises. Continue Reading...

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...