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Natural Resources are Human Resources

If the PowerBlog has a favorite atheist libertarian economist, it’s probably George Mason professor Don Boudreaux. Although he isn’t a believer, he sometimes stumbles upon what I would consider to be Christian insights. Continue Reading...

How the Quality of Marriages Affects a Country’s Economy

The quality of children and our future society, depends directly on the quality of the marriage of their parents, says Pat Fagan of the Family Research Council speaking at the recent World Congress of Families: Fagan notes that society is made up of five facets: the family, church, school, the marketplace and government. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.24.13

Samuel Gregg gives three responses to infringements on religious liberty Christopher B. Warner, The Catholic World Report Gregg says Christians must unite against the “real enemy” of “social engineering” Why Religious Liberty Became Controversial: The Left and Jean-Jacques Rousseau William Haun, Public Discourse The Left is adopting a Rousseauian view of religion’s role in public life: the state is to determine where, when, and how religious instruction should be permissible for citizens. Continue Reading...

Are Socially Responsible Businesses Bad for Society?

In Foreign Policy, Daniel Altman argues that over the long-term for-profit companies are often better for society than so-called socially responsible business initiatives: As Jonathan Berman and I have written in the past, for-profit companies that take a long time horizon in their decision-making are likely to make more social and environmental investments. Continue Reading...

What Can Save Chicago?

Chicago is in serious trouble. There has been a rash of crime over the past few weeks that has brought attention, yet again, to a city that cannot seem to make much progress. Continue Reading...

Fr. Michael Butler: Orthodoxy, Church, and State

The double-headed eagle is a historical symbol of symphonia. Today at Acton University, Fr. Michael Butler examined the history of Church-State relations in the Orthodox Tradition with special reference to the modern, Russian context in his lecture “Orthodoxy, Church, and State.” The audio of his lecture will be available via Ancient Faith Radio sometime in the coming weeks. Continue Reading...