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Radio Free Acton: Rev. Ben Johnson on how sin taxes support terrorism; Econ Quiz on Amazon; Upstream on sci-fi writer Jerry Pournelle

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On this episode of Radio Free Acton, Caroline Roberts talks with Fr. Ben Johnson, senior editor at the Acton Institute, on the pitfalls of sin taxes. Then, on the Econ Quiz segment, Caroline speaks to Anne Rathbone Bradley, vice president of economic initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics and visiting professor at Georgetown University, about the impact of Amazon and whether or not it is a monopoly. On the Upstream segment, Caroline and Bruce Edward Walker talk about the life and work of the late science fiction writer Jerry Pournelle.

Check out these additional resources on this week’s podcast topics:

“Sin Taxes: The ‘nudge’ that benefits terrorism” by Rev. Ben Johnson

The bishops should be wary of sin taxes by Rev. Ben Johnson

“As Michigan pursues Amazon jobs, skeptics and critics raise big concerns”

“Jerry Pournelle, Russell Kirk Conservative: RIP” by Bruce Edward Walker

About the novel “Oath of Fealty” by Jerry Pournelle

Do you have questions for the Radio Free Acton team that you would like answered in future podcast segments? Leave a message at 888-705-4180 or email RFA@acton.org

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Caroline Roberts Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.

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