Radio Free Acton: Tom Lindsay on the future of higher education in America; Upstream on The Devil and Father Amorth

On this week’s episode of Radio Free Acton, Paul Bonicelli, director of programs and education at the Acton Institute talks about Acton’s upcoming Education & Freedom conference and the future of education in America with Tom Lindsay, director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Higher Education. Continue Reading...

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What is ‘economic man’?

“Intellectuals are often vocal critics of capitalism. Most of them lean left politically, so it is easy to identify anti-capitalism with progressivism,” says Kishore Jayabalan in this week’s Acton Commentary. “It is therefore no coincidence that the modern welfare state has been administered by elites eager to correct supposed market failures on the way to a more egalitarian society. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.04.17

The Morality of Charles Koch William McGurn, Wall Street Journal A libertarian billionaire embraces a Catholic business school for its ethics. Good news! The world is getting freer, faster Alexander Hammond, CapX New research shows that economic freedom is on the march around the globe. Continue Reading...
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Sec. DeVos defends school choice in speech at Harvard

In a speech last Thursday at the Harvard Kennedy School, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made a powerful defense of school choice: One of the many pernicious effects of the growth of government is that its people worry less and less about each other, thinking their worries are now in the hands of so-called “experts” in Washington. Continue Reading...

6 ways economic freedom benefits the global poor

Even most critics admit the free market is the greatest wealth-generating system in history, but they say the poor benefit more from interventionist economic systems. In fact, economic liberty elevates the least well-off in more laissez-faire nations to a better position than those living in unfree economies based on such factors as average income, life expectancy, literacy, and other forms of personal liberty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.03.17

God Loves a Cheerful Itemizer Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christianity Today Experts assess how Trump tax plan to double the standard deduction would cost ministries bigly. A Return to the Conservation Ethic Wall Street Journal The interior secretary wants to restore the vision of Gifford Pinchot and use public lands ‘for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.’ China Vows to Protect Entrepreneurs’ Property Rights Charlotte Gao, The Diplomat Chinese authorities issued a guideline to boost the business confidence in China. Continue Reading...
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5 Facts about federal regulations

Vice President Pence will be giving a speech today emphasizing the importance the Trump administration places on reviewing regulatory policy. Today’s date of October 2 was selected to mark the start of the next fiscal year, when federal agencies will be expected to generate below zero dollars in net new regulatory costs. Continue Reading...