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Samuel Gregg: Reduced Freedoms? A Review Of ‘Becoming Europe’

Becoming Europe, the latest book from Acton’s Director of Research Samuel Gregg, has been reviewed by Books & Culture: A Christian Review. Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, a research professor at Yale University’s Center for Faith & Culture, begins his review with a series of question, including, “Will entrepreneurship vanish in America, as it has, more or less, in Europe? Continue Reading...

Christians in Syria Fear ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

As the civil war in Syrian continues to escalate, Christians are increasingly becoming the target of violent attacks. Catholic and Orthodox groups in Syria say the anti-government rebels have committed “awful acts” against Christians, including beheadings, rapes and murders of pregnant women. Continue Reading...

A ‘Golden’ Opportunity for GM Foods

A piece of news analysis over the weekend by Amy Harmon, a national correspondent for the New York Times, captures well the dynamics of the current debates about the merits of genetically-modified organisms (GMO’s). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.27.13

Court Is ‘One of Most Activist,’ Ginsburg Says, Vowing to Stay Adam Liptak, New York Times Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 80, vowed in an interview to stay on the Supreme Court as long as her health and intellect remained strong, saying she was fully engaged in her work as the leader of the liberal opposition on what she called “one of the most activist courts in history.” Catholic Organizations Receive ‘Navigator’ Grants To Promote Pro-Abortion Obamacare Susan Berry, Breitbart In addition to Planned Parenthood, Ascension Health, the largest Catholic and nonprofit health system, and Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama, have received federal “navigator” grants to enroll Americans in ObamaCare. Continue Reading...

Should We Simply Give Cash to the Poor?

Why do people live in poverty? Sometimes the problem is structural, and the cause can be attributed to a corrupt government or economic injustice. Sometimes the problem is individual, and the cause can be attributed to poor work ethic or a dependency on drugs. Continue Reading...

The Reason Markets Fix Mistakes

Pro-market advocates often talk about how markets are self-correcting. But why do businesses in free markets fix their own mistakes? Because if they don’t, customers and other stakeholders will punish them: Lululemon, which produces yoga and other athletic apparel, provoked outrage from its devoted customer base when it released a flawed product earlier this year: see-through yoga pants. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.26.13

The Christian Vestiges of Post-Christianity Howard Kainz, Crisis Magazine The post-Christian has embraced a false yet fashionable version of Christianity compatible with the enlightened opinion of our cultural elites. Counting the Cost (Accurately) Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christianity Today Why tallies of Christian martyrs vary so widely. Continue Reading...

Obamacare’s Bait and Switch

When a business advertises a particular product in a particular way but secretly delivers something different, it’s considered fraud. When a government agency advertises a particular product in a particular way but secretly delivers something different, it’s considered . Continue Reading...