Opposition to Capitalism, Even From a Pope, Hurts the Poor
Michael Rubin, Commentary
While Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the United States will be seized upon as an opportunity to critique capitalism, it would be far better if it were used to show how opposition to economic freedom does the poor great harm.
What’s Driving the Rapid Growth of Welfare Spending
Paul Winfree, The Daily Signal
The fastest growing category in many state budgets? It’s not education. It’s not infrastructure. It’s welfare spending.
New Study Shows How Free Markets is Breaking India’s Caste System
Free markets have lifted millions of people out of poverty all over the world. Now the power of economic freedom is breaking down the oppressive caste system in India, the world’s most populous democracy.
The Role of Philanthropy in Fostering Work
David Bass, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
When we think of charity, helping someone get a job doesn’t immediately come to mind. We’re more likely to hand $20 to a homeless man, provide a holiday meal for a single mom, or donate to a local food pantry. Important as these charitable acts might be, they are geared toward meeting short-term needs. What about the long-term welfare of men and women who are struggling?