How I Solve the Crisis in Underemployment and Student Loan Debt for Liberal Arts Majors

In his article today Anthony Bradley asks, “When Did College Education Reduce To Making Money?” Our country’s narcissistic materialism has created a neurotic obsession with disparities between the incomes of individuals resulting in an overall devaluing of the learning goals and outcomes of what colleges exist to accomplish. Continue Reading...

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How Can Businesses Fight Human Trafficking?

The Business as Mission movement, writes Elise Hilton in this week’s Acton Commentary, is creating alternative and wholesome sources of income while offering ‘restoration’ for survivors: Human trafficking feeds on the vulnerable, and that includes the poor. Continue Reading...

Feisty Nuns’ Pipeline Battle Cute but Wrong-Headed

There are days when policy conflicts appear to be clear cut. Such is the case with the nuns and monks protesting a proposed pipeline across their Kentucky land. As a property rights advocate, I agree wholeheartedly that the Sisters of Loretto and monks of the Abbey of Gethsemani are well within their rights to protest running a pipeline across their property. Continue Reading...

Sports Journalism, Cultural Marxism, and the Miami Dolphins

Class struggle. Racially-charged rhetoric. Anti-capitalist diatribes. Sounds like the lineup to a “Fantasy Diversity” team from a sociology professor at Wellesley College, right? Alas, I’m merely referring to the controversy surrounding ex-Miami Dolphins players Jonathan Martin (black) and Richie Incognito (white).   Continue Reading...

When Did College Education Reduce To Making Money?

Someone should tell university administrators and educators that their primary purpose is to guarantee that graduates will have better incomes than those who are not fortunate enough to attend college. In addition, colleges and universities are now, it seems, supposed to be places where everyone equally becomes one of the “Joneses.” In an article titled, “Rethinking the Rise of Inequality“, Eduardo Porter of the New York Times writes that college education is about solving the income disparity problem. Continue Reading...

Fighting A Cold, Fighting For Life

Students For Life, an organization for high school, college and grad students, has produced an undercover video showing two women posing as young teens buying Sudafed and Plan B. Guess which one they were allowed to buy? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.13.13

At Least Two Cheers for American Protestants! John Mark Reynolds, Eidos As a happy member of an Orthodox Church, I might be able to escape this wrath, but I have always chosen (and still choose) to group myself with Evangelicalism: partly this is out of solidarity, partly because it is true! Continue Reading...

Obamacare’s HHS Mandate Loses Another Round

The HHS contraceptive-abortifacient mandate lost another round last week. “This is a significant victory for protecting the religious beliefs of individuals and corporations,” said Edward White, Senior Counsel of the ACLJ who is representing a family-run business in Illinois. Continue Reading...

How Does the Economy Actually Work?

In every stage of my formal schooling – from high school to college to graduate school – I’ve taken courses in economics. Yet with all that education I still struggle to understand a seemingly simple question: How does the economy actually work? Continue Reading...