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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...

PowerLinks 06.21.13

Bait and Switch: ‘Evangelicals’ funded by George Soros Endorse ‘Gang of 8’ Immigration Bill Kelly Monroe Kullberg, Christian Post We should take notice when self-professed atheist billionaire and globalist profiteer, George Soros, is the quiet funder of a curious “Evangelical Immigration Table” campaign to promote yet another massive and mysterious piece of legislation in Congress. Continue Reading...

Scott Rae on How Business Serves the Common Good

In a lecture at Acton University titled “Business and the Common Good,” Dr. Scott Rae of Biola University examined the role of business in serving the common good. Rae began by examining some of the common criticisms lobbed against business, namely, that it promotes greed, inequality, and consumerism. Continue Reading...