6 Quotes: Supreme Court justices on the ‘Peace Cross’ case

Earlier today the Supreme Court issued its ruling in American Legion v. American Humanist Association—also known as the Bladensburg Cross case. The Court ruled that the 40-foot-tall stone and concrete “Peace Cross” memorial displayed on government-owned property in Bladensburg, Maryland outside Washington, DC does not violate the Establishment Clause. Continue Reading...

6 Quotes: P. J. O’Rourke on government and politicians

On Thursday, the Acton Institute will be hosting an Evening in Chicago with P. J. O’Rourke. In honor of the event, here are six quotes on government and politicians by the best-selling author and beloved political satirist: On politicians: “A politician is anyone who asks individuals to surrender part of their liberty—their power and privilege—to State, Masses, Mankind, Planet Earth, or whatever. Continue Reading...

6 Quotes: John C. Bogle on capitalism, values, and virtue

John C. Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group of Investment Companies, died yesterday at the age of 89. Bogle popularized the practice of indexing, the practice of structuring an investment portfolio to mirror the performance of a market yardstick, like the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index. Continue Reading...

6 Quotes: Russell Kirk on virtue

This is the second in a series celebrating the work of Russell Kirk in honor of his 100th birthday this October. Read more from the series here. The Acton Institute was fortunate to have Russell Kirk serve in an advisory capacity from the founding of the institute up until the time of his death. Continue Reading...