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Europe’s most pressing problem

“Most urgently of all,” asked George Weigel in The Cube and the Cathedral, “why is Europe committing demographic suicide?” Weigel’s book was published almost fifteen years ago, but his question on Europe’s infertility is as urgent as ever—even more urgent now, in fact. Continue Reading...

C.S. Lewis on the cardinal virtues

Christian thinkers have divided virtue into seven categories: four Cardinal virtues—which all civilized people recognize—and three Theological virtues—which, as a rule, only Christians know about. In this video, which illustrates a section of Mere Christianity, Lewis looks at the four Cardinal virtues: prudence, temperance, justice, and fortitude. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.18.19

Bloody Religion Versus Bloody Secularism James R. Rogers, Law and Liberty If we ask what was the greater source of violence in the 20th century, secularism has to trump religion every time. Continue Reading...

Denmark to American leftists: We’re not socialist

Democratic Socialists have presented Denmark as the elusive nation where socialism has been successful, and thus a model for the policies they would implement in the United States. Bernie Sanders regularly invoked Denmark during the 2016 presidential campaign, and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez reassured 60 Minutes viewers that her version of democratic socialism would veer more toward Denmark than Venezuela. Continue Reading...

Populism vs. capitalism: The myth of the market as a ‘tool’

Tucker Carlson’s recent rant on the corrosive grip of cultural elites and pro-market conservatism has led to a bounty of intra-movement debate and introspection, ranging from loud “amens!” to loud “nay, nevers!” to critiques of resentful populism to more nuanced efforts to weigh and reconcile the legitimate tensions at play. Continue Reading...

6 Quotes: John C. Bogle on capitalism, values, and virtue

John C. Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group of Investment Companies, died yesterday at the age of 89. Bogle popularized the practice of indexing, the practice of structuring an investment portfolio to mirror the performance of a market yardstick, like the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.17.19

Crony capitalism responsible for socialism’s new popularity Matthew D. Mitchell, Detroit News Because of crony capitalism, socialism has begun sounding more rational to voters. Microcredit was a hugely hyped solution to global poverty. Continue Reading...

Brexit and demophobia

Last night, the UK Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposal towards an agreed exit from the European Union that would keep North Ireland part of the EU. And here we go again. Continue Reading...