Caroline Roberts

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

Posts by Caroline Roberts

The case for capitalism

In preparation for the 2020 presidential elections, democratic candidates are playing by an increasingly progressive rule book: which candidate can promise the most (supposedly) free stuff? Sen. Elizabeth Warren has announced plans to forgive two and four-year college debt by raking in $640 billion from “ultra millionaires.” Sen. Continue Reading...

Acton Line podcast: Jonah Goldberg on his ‘Suicide of the West’; Remembering Fulton J. Sheen

On this episode, National Review senior editor Jonah Goldberg speaks about his latest book, “Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Nationalism, Populism, and Identity Politics Is Destroying American Democracy.” Jonah will also be speaking at our upcoming annual conference in Grand Rapids, Acton University, and you can still register to hear him during the plenary dinner on Wednesday, June 19. Continue Reading...

Acton Line podcast: Andrew Klavan tackles AOC propaganda film; Rev. Robert Sirico on religious left

On the episode of Acton Line, Andrew Klavan, award winning novelist, screenwriter, and regular host at the Daily Wire, joins the show to talk about the new Netflix documentary, “Knock Down the House.” The new political documentary follows four far left-leaning women during their run for congress in 2018, eventually leading up to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional win. Continue Reading...

Acton Line podcast: Green New Deal fantasies; Defending Andrew Jackson

On this episode, we bring John Baden onto the show. A rancher in Bozeman Montana, Baden has co-founded several organizations dedicated to free market environmentalism including the Foundation for Research on Economics and Environment, an organization dedicated to implementing “an economic way of thinking consistent with a society of free and responsible individuals.”  Baden will be addressing the environmental concerns raised in the Green New Deal and show how free markets can tackle them. Continue Reading...

Acton Line podcast: F.A. Hayek’s Road to Serfdom; The media vs. ‘Unplanned’

On this episode of Acton Line, Caroline Roberts speaks with Sarah Estelle, professor of economics at Hope College, to revisit the life and work of F.A. Hayek on the 75th anniversary of the publishing of “The Road to Serfdom.” On the second segment, Caroline then speaks with Tyler O’Neil, senior editor at PJ Media, about the film “Unplanned” and how its release highlights issues such as human rights, censorship and more. Continue Reading...

Acton Line: How secularization is killing middle America

On this episode of Acton Line, Acton’s director of communications, John Couretas, speaks with Tim Carney, who an editor at the Wahsington Examiner and a visiting fellow at AEI. They talk about Tim’s new book, “Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse.” The “American Dream” is fading away in much of the country, and the problem isn’t pure economics, nor is it a case of stubborn old white men falling behind because they refuse embrace progress. Continue Reading...