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Why we need virtue education

“The wider culture needs virtue education, because a free society relies on certain bedrock moral principles being inculcated and incarnated,” says Josh Herring in this week’s Acton Commentary. We need business men, doctors, lawyers, plumbers, electricians, and grocers who act with the honesty which allows the free market to thrive. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.01.18

US Pastor’s House Arrest in Turkey Puts Religious Freedom in the Spotlight Olivia Enos and Sarah Roberts , The Daily Signal After significant international pressure from the United States and other nations, American pastor Andrew Brunson was finally released from prison to house arrest after a Turkish court ruling last Wednesday. Continue Reading...

How you can listen to Radio Free Acton

Radio Free Acton, the official podcast of the Acton Institute, has gone through a lot of change in the past year. Now featuring more segments, varied guests and an expanded presence on over twelve podcast apps, Radio Free Acton is easier to listen to than ever before. Continue Reading...

Why we borrow and save money

Note: This is post #87 in a weekly video series on basic economics. Why do people borrow and save? How does it affect how we live our lives? And what affects the desire to borrow and save? Continue Reading...

Peter Heslam on wealth creation among the global poor

Throughout our debates about global poverty and economic inequality, critics of capitalism routinely raise the point that half of the world’s population live on less than $2 per day, while wealth among the other half continues to “concentrate.” The underlying assumption is clear: For so many to be making so little, someone (somewhere) must surely be taking much. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.31.18

Democratic Socialist Leader: Jesus Was A Socialist, You Know Ed Morrissey, Hot Air It turns out that the ignorance of Democratic Socialists of America goes well beyond economics. AG Sessions Announces New Religious Liberty Task Force In Extensive Remarks on Topic Howard Friedman , Religion Clause Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered remarks (full text) at today’s Department of Justice Religious Liberty Summit. Continue Reading...