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Idle Young Americans: Are We Becoming Europe?

If  you’re a young American adult (the 25-to-34 age range), and you have a good job, count yourself blessed. Most of your peers aren’t so lucky. The New York Times reports that “[o]ver the last 12 years, the United States has gone from having the highest share of employed 25- to 34-year-olds among large, wealthy economies to having among the lowest.” Of course, young Europeans have been dealing with this for years. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 05.07.13

Muslims, Monasteries, Jews, Sikhs, and Scholars Urge Supreme Court to Hear Landmark Religious Liberty Appeal The Becket Fund Diverse Group of Amicus Briefs Ask the High Court to Protect a Peaceful Hutterite Colony The Many Faces of Neo-Marxism Walter Laqueur, The National Interest If this perceived Marx renaissance has little to do with the actual teachings of Marx, with which the poststructuralists, postmodernists and gender scholars seem only vaguely familiar, how does one explain the renaissance, however modest it may be and however restricted to elite Western universities that have little connection to today’s industrial working class? Continue Reading...

Is Belief in the Second Coming of Christ Bad for Creation?

Do you believe that Jesus will return to Earth someday? Then you probably don’t care about environmental devastation and the catastrophic loss of life of future generations. That’s the absurd conclusion drawn in an academic paper published in the latest issue of Political Research Quarterly. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 05.06.13

Religious Education in Peril Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenism It is not likely that public school attendance will be required of all children any time soon, but the government may effectively restrict or prohibit religious education. Continue Reading...

Audio: Sirico on Law and Virtue

Rev. Robert A. Sirico speaks at the 2013 Law Day Celebration May 1st was Law Day across America, and here in Grand Rapids, the Acton Institute joined the Catholic Lawyers Association of West Michigan to sponsor a Law Day Celebration at the St. Continue Reading...
Rev. Sirico addresses the 2013 Law Day Celebration