Reordering the loves: How vocation redeems our self-interest

“The economic order, in light of the doctrine of vocation, becomes a complex network of individual human beings loving and serving each other according to their God-given gifts and abilities. The division of labor is transfigured into a labor of love.” –Gene Veith “Martin Luther” by Lucas Cranach der Ältere (Public Domain) In his latest book, Working for Our Neighbor, Gene Veith explores a Lutheran understanding of work, vocation, and economics, concluding that, for the Christian, work and vocation are God’s design for serving the people around us. Continue Reading...

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Should the government cap CEOs’ salaries?

Ideas have consequences, but they do not have geographical boundaries. The latest example of this truth is UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal that the government impose a maximum annual salary on British residents – an “earnings cap” on how much anyone could earn in any given year. Continue Reading...

5 facts about human trafficking

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a time when “we resolve to shine a light on every dark corner where human trafficking still threatens the basic rights and freedoms of others.” Here are five facts you should know about modern-day slavery: FBI.gov (Public Domain) 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.26.17

Hundreds Rally in U.S. Capitol in Support for School Choice Israel Ortega, Opportunity Lives It’s not often that a dance party breaks out in the U.S. Capitol, but that’s exactly what happened as hundreds of students, parents and educators rallied in support for school choice on Tuesday. Continue Reading...

Radio Free Acton: Avik Roy on how to transcend Obamacare

On this edition of Radio Free Acton, we’re joined by Avik Roy, Opinion Editor at Forbes magazine and the founder and president of The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. He’s been an insightful critic of the health care reform process in the US since Congress began debating the legislation that we now know as Obamacare in 2009. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.25.17

“America! America!”: Faith, Work, Law, and Liberty at the Inaugural Prayer Service Case Thorp, The Green Room Without these essential four elements, America does not work. Will America continue to work? Continue Reading...

Lessons from India’s ‘private city’

  Given the acceleration of urbanization around the world, many are wondering how local governments and city planners will keep up with the pace. While advocates of free markets routinely argue for fewer top-down restrictions and more privatization of local services, others argue for increased controls and more advanced central planning. Continue Reading...