Acton Institute Powerblog Archives

Environmental Stewardship

How market forces can help preserve the environment

Many people believe government rules and regulations are the only way to protect the environment. But there are important benefits that properly structured market forces can bring to environmental policy. When the government and markets work together, it leads to effective solutions for sustainability. Continue Reading...

Rev. Robert Sirico on Laudato Si

Climate change is a prominent and contentious topic in our current political sphere. Pope Francis offers a perspective on the issue, but church leaders have expressed differing opinions. As Christians, how should we approach environmental concerns? Continue Reading...

AOC and the New Eugenics

Here is a piece I wrote for the Stream on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her comments on climate change and whether “it is still ok to have children.” When an American politician asks if it is still okay to have children, this is something to notice. Continue Reading...

‘Is it OK to still have children?’

Is it morally permissible to have children? That question – which should have gone out with “What’s your sign?” or “Who shot J.R.?” in the 1980s – has come roaring back in a United States in which the birthrate continually hits new lows. Continue Reading...