The price of being middle class

I was glad to be able to engage P. J. O’Rourke in a wide-ranging discussion for the Acton podcast this week. In this episode of Acton Line, P. J. and I talk about “mutant” capitalism, cryptocurrency (neither of us really understand it), the state of the middle class, the Trump phenomenon, and much more, based on his latest book, None of My Business: P.J. Continue Reading...

Radio Free Acton: A first step towards criminal justice reform; The human cost of unemployment part II

On this episode of Radio Free Acton, producer Caroline Roberts speaks with Sarah Estelle, associate professor of economics at Hope College. Caroline and Sarah discuss the subject of criminal justice reform in light of the recently passed, bipartisan bill, The First Step Act, covering specific policies in the new bill and effects of the current criminal system. Continue Reading...

The legacy of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; The human cost of unemployment, Part I

On this episode of Radio Free Acton, John Couretas, Acton’s director of communications, talks with Daniel J. Mahoney, professor of political science at Assumption College, about the legacy of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in light of Solzhenitsyn’s memoir recently released in English, “Between Two Millstones Book I: Sketches of Exile,” the first of two books in which Solzhenitsyn recounts his exile in the West. Continue Reading...

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