Dylan Pahman

Dylan Pahman is a research fellow at the Acton Institute, where he serves as managing editor of the Journal of Markets & Morality. He earned his MTS in Historical Theology from Calvin Theological Seminary. In addition to his work as an editor, Dylan has authored several peer-reviewed articles, conference papers, essays, and one book: Foundations of a Free & Virtuous Society (Acton Institute, 2017). He has also lectured on a wide variety of topics, including Orthodox Christian social thought, the history of Christian monastic enterprise, the Reformed statesman and theologian Abraham Kuyper, and academic publishing, among others.

Posts by Dylan Pahman

Are children their parents’ property?

John Stossel says, “Yes,” at least according to a recent video at Reason. In the video, “Don’t Be Scared of Designer Babies,” Stossel interviews Georgetown University Professor Jason Brennan, who offers the following unhelpful and patronizing strawman of anyone who objects to the idea of using gene-editing technology to engineer one’s offspring however one wants: When you have any kind of intervention into the body that’s new, people think it’s icky. Continue Reading...

New study exposes career training cronyism

Last week the Mackinac Center — a think tank that focuses on public policy in Michigan — published a new study: “Workforce Development in Michigan.” The study, authored by Hope College economics professor, Acton research fellow, and Journal of Markets & Morality associate editor Sarah Estelle, examines the wide variety of skills-training and employment programs in the state. Continue Reading...

Call for papers: the legacy of Abraham Kuyper — 100 years later

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Dutch theologian, statesman, educator, churchman, editorialist, and social theorist Abraham Kuyper. To commemorate his life and legacy, the Journal of Markets & Morality is accepting submissions on the theme of Abraham Kuyper for the Fall 2020 issue, guest edited by Reformed scholars Robert Joustra and Jessica Joustra of Redeemer University College in Canada. Continue Reading...

The #YangGang has a $3 trillion problem

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang is running for president as a Democrat. Yang has made a Universal Basic Income (UBI) of $1,000/month to all American adults the centerpiece of his campaign. While Yang doesn’t show up in any polls, he has a growing internet following that can be found under the hashtag #YangGang (not to be confused with Chinese politician Yang Gang). Continue Reading...