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Innovation vs. intervention during the coronavirus crisis

What sort of innovation, rather than government intervention, can come from the current crisis? What sort of long-term changes might we see in medicine and education? Rev. Robert Sirico, president and co-founder of the Acton Institute, shares his views on what may come. Be sure to check out the other videos in this series, linked below. Continue Reading...
Rev Robert Sirico on innovation and intervention COVID-19

Thomas Aquinas versus Adrian Vermeule

The relationship between law, morality, and liberty is one of those topics that invariably generates fierce debate. And it usually plays out in very predictable ways. On the one hand, there are some whose first instinct is to lurch for a comprehensive legal response to any number of moral evils to which legal coercion may not be the most optimal or even just response: “There ought to be a law against that!” Continue Reading...

Three core principles to evaluate the coronavirus stimulus

As epidemiologists scramble to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public health, economists are evaluating its impact on the global economy. Experts in both fields absorb the flurry of data, interpret it through their scientific training and the lens of similar historical events, and endeavor to recommend a path forward. Continue Reading...

Creativity will kill COVID-19

It is in the most desperate of times that we must not forget our principles. Globally, we are facing desperate times. In the United States, unemployment rolls doubled in just one week, climbing to 6.6 Continue Reading...