Will Catholics Comply?
Michael Gorman, First Things
The Bishops said they couldn’t go along with the HHS mandate. Will they in the end?
More evidence that giving poor people money is a great cure for poverty
Dylan Matthews, Vox
As solutions to global poverty go, “just give poor people money” is pretty rock solid. A recent randomized trial found that Kenyans who received no-strings attached cash from the charity GiveDirectly built more assets, bought more goods, were less hungry, and were all-around happier than those who didn’t get cash.
How to Form a Real Conscience
Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine
It is also impossible to admit your need for a master if you won’t accept a truth unless it can be expressed so as to satisfy your intellect, here, now. What seems to be a paradox is easy to resolve once we consider the difference between nobility and what Max Scheler called ressentiment, in his remarkable book of that name.
Is Capital a Blessing or a Curse?
Shawn Ritenour, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
“Capital is opposed to labor, and the rich get richer while the poor get poorer” is a phrase heard all too often. It’s often repeated by those who misunderstand the true economic relationship between capital formation and the productivity and real income of workers.