Of Bakers and Beliefs: Kirsten Powers’ Faith-Work Disconnect

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Samuel Gregg: ‘Our Minimum-Wage Circus’

Acton’s Director of Research, Samuel Gregg, recently  wrote about the effects of raising the minimum wage at the National Review Online. The latest CBO report estimates that increasing the minimum wage to over $10/hour in 2016 will not greatly affect the poorest in society; it is estimated that this increase will only help 2% of those living in poverty. Continue Reading...

The Swiss Military: Gone Fishin’

From Agence France-Presse: Geneva — No Swiss fighter jets were scrambled Monday when an Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacked his own plane and forced it to land in Geneva, because it happened outside business hours, the Swiss airforce said. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.20.14

The Role of Faith in Public Life Ed Stetzer, Christianity Today Examining the intersection of faith and politics: What do pastors think? Going Global: House Hearing Documents Worldwide Persecution of Christians Andrew E. Continue Reading...

A ‘Child Prostitute?’ No Such Thing

No child chooses to be a prostitute. No 11 year old girl spreads out her Barbies on her bed on a rainy Saturday afternoon to play “hooker and john.” No teenage girl doodles her way through geometry class, dreaming about hitting the streets to have sex with a dozen nameless men that night. Continue Reading...

Church Opens Subway Franchise to Bring Jobs to Community

  I have previously expressed my appreciation for the popular TV show, Undercover Boss, in which business leaders from large corporations spend several days working alongside lower-level employees. In an episode on Subway, Don Fertman, the restaurant chain’s Chief Development Officer, goes undercover at several locations across the United States.  Continue Reading...

Religious Shareholders’ PAC Hypocrisy

Shortly after filing my blog yesterday, the New York Times’ David Firestone added another wrinkle. It seems liberal billionaires also contribute millions of dollars to voice their strongly held beliefs regarding climate change: Those who are worried about man-made climate change might be tempted to welcome the news that Tom Steyer, a Democratic billionaire, will spend $100 million this year to fight it. Continue Reading...

The 1%: Who Are They Really?

The much-maligned 1%. Websites are devoted to getting them to spread their wealth. They are called self-pitying, greedy…just all-around bad folk. Really? In today’s Wall Street Journal, James Piereson says the 1% are actually hard-working people like the rest of us. Continue Reading...