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

Posts by Caroline Roberts

The self-defeating nature of sin taxes

Rev. Ben Johnson, senior editor at the Acton Institute, writes at CapX that bishops should refrain from encouraging sin taxes. Recently in Poland, a letter written by bishop Tadeusz Bronakowski was read aloud in many Catholic churches, stating that the “state has a ‘responsibility’ to pass laws limiting alcohol’s ‘physical and economic availability,’ and to back them up with ‘ruthless enforcement.'” Continue Reading...

Rev. Sirico on Catholicism in the 2016 presidential election

In a new article written in the Wall Street Journal, President and Co-Founder of the Acton Institute, Fr. Robert Sirico, comments on the integrity of Catholic politicians. While respecting the traditions and doctrines of the Catholic Church, Sirico says, communicant members should not compromise or adjust points of faith depending on institutional contexts. Continue Reading...

The benefits of free global trade

In a new piece written for Public Discourse, Samuel Gregg revisits crucial points made by Adam Smith in his classic Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations,  in which Smith argues for an embrace of international trade. Continue Reading...

C.S. Lewis and the root of power philosophy

C.S. Lewis is probably best known for his work in children’s literature and Christian apologetics. “Mere Christianity”, “The Problem of Pain” and “The Abolition of Man” are among his most popular works, but he has many more valuable essays regarding truth and Christianity which are not as widely read. Continue Reading...

Brexit reflects desire for democracy

In a piece published at The Catholic World Report, Samuel Gregg maps out the EU’s origins and decline and Britain’s consequential cry to leave its grasp. Gregg explains that although British voters chose to vote for Brexit for various reasons, “It’s hard, however, to deny that the EU’s top-down approach to public life, its stealth supplanting of national laws, and, perhaps above all, the sheer arrogance of its political-bureaucratic leadership played a major role in causing 52 percent of British voters to say that enough was enough.” Continue Reading...