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‘Markets Don’t Make Capitalism’

Earlier this week Dylan Pahman reflected on the question, “Which capitalism?” He helpfully explores the nature of capitalism and the importance of definitions. This conversation reminded me of a point made by Michael Novak during his conversation with Rev. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.14.12

A Brief History of American Prosperity Guy Sorman, City Journal An entrepreneurial culture and the rule of law have nourished the nation’s economic dynamism. Bible doesn’t command wealth redistribution, presenters say at theological meeting David Roach, Baptist Press Scripture does not require governments to redistribute wealth to help the poor, presenters in a session at the Evangelical Theological Society’s annual meeting said this fall. Continue Reading...

The Poverty Trap in France

In France, more than half of the population benefits directly or indirectly from welfare payments. Not surprisingly, the result has been that that the poverty rate for the past twenty years has remained unchanged. Continue Reading...

Right to Work and the Free Rider Myth

One of the strongest arguments against Right to Work legislation is that such laws exasperates the “free rider” problem. In the context of unions, a free rider is an employee who pays no union dues or agency shop fees, but nonetheless receives the same benefits of union representation as dues-payers. Continue Reading...

Asceticism and the Free Society

This past Friday, I had the opportunity to present a paper at the Sophia Institute annual conference at Union Theological Seminary. This year’s topic was “Marriage, Family, and Love in the Eastern Orthodox Tradition.” My paper was titled, “What Makes a Society?” and focused, in the context of marriage and the family, on developing an Orthodox Christian answer to that question. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.13.12

The False Social Concerns About Right-to-Work James M. Hohman, Mackinac Center In the Detroit Free Press, Stephen Henderson expresses concern that right-to-work states are doing worse than forced unionism states in a number of social trends. Continue Reading...