The State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights: Concerns and Five Recommendations
Paul Marshall, Providence
One problem with some recent formulations of rights is that anything regarded as politically good or just tends to be formulated per se as a right. This is a strong American predilection, but it is also present elsewhere.
Yesterday, the Beatles, and the Value of Earned Success
Samuel R. Staley, The Beacon
The movie Yesterday is a tribute to the enduring legacy of popular music and its ability to bring joy to the human heart. Indeed, the movie succeeds as entertaining summer diversion. But it succeeds on another level as well by exploring the meaning and the dignity of work.
No ‘Bee-Apocalypse,’ Thanks to Free Markets
Ronald Bailey, Reason
A new study finds no dramatic and widespread economic effects from colony collapse disorder.
What Does the Old Testament Say About Poverty and Riches?
Walter Kaiser, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
It is clear the Bible calls the rich to help the poor, but also calls the poor to help themselves