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Are you an ideological robot?

Since you’re reading this post I assume you spend a lot of time online. You likely engage between dozens and hundreds of people every day, which raises the question: How do you know the people you engage with on social media are not robots? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.20.17

Conservatism’s Way Forward Richard Reinsch, National Review It must learn from Trump and his populist followers what Americans truly want. China Tells Christians to Replace Images of Jesus with Communist President Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today Propaganda effort in poor province latest sign of Xi Jinping consolidating control. Continue Reading...
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7 Figures: Marriage, family, and economics in 2017

The 2017 American Family Survey was designed to understand the “lived experiences of Americans in their relationships and families” and provide “context for understanding Americans’ life choices, economic experiences, attitudes about their own relationships, and evaluations of the relationships they see around them.” Here are seven figures you should know from this recently released survey: 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.17.17

Hayek on Good and Bad Unemployment Policies Friedrich A. Hayek, Mises Wire One of the obstacles to a successful employment policy is, paradoxically enough, that it is so comparatively easy quickly to reduce unemployment, or even almost to extinguish it, for the time being. Continue Reading...
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Despite the failures of socialism, many still believe it leads to utopia

One does not have to look too far into the past to see the destruction that Marxist ideology wrought on the twentieth century. Regardless of the obvious  failures of Karl Marx’s utopian agenda,  many believe that alleviation to poverty and social ills are found in the promise of big government, redistribution of wealth, and regulations. Continue Reading...

Join us at Acton’s Rome Conference on ‘Globalization, Justice, and the Economy: The Jesuit Contribution’

The current era of globalization, with all its opportunities and challenges, is not the first time that the Church has had to grapple with economic changes on a global scale. In the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries, Catholic theologians explored the moral, political, and economic implications of expanding commerce and trade routes across the globe – to India, China, Africa, and, of course, the New World. Continue Reading...