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...

6 Quotes: Judge Brett Kavanaugh on law, liberty, and the U.S. Constitution

Earlier this week, President Trump announced he has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. In honor of the nomination, here are six quotes by Judge Kavanaugh on law, liberty, and the Constitution: On the Judiciary and the Rule of Law: “I believe very deeply in those visions of the rule of law as a law of rules, and of the judge as umpire. Continue Reading...

6 Quotes: Justice Anthony Kennedy on freedom of speech

Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced yesterday that at the end of next month he will retire from the U.S. Supreme Court. When he nominated Kennedy, President Ronald Reagan called the justice a “true conservative.” But over the years, Kennedy often served as a “swing vote” and sided with the court’s liberal faction in a vast number of substantial rulings. Continue Reading...

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