Category : Moral Theology

Written on Sep, 28, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

I haven’t seen Arthur Brooks’ documentary on the free market (The Pursuit) but I have followed his work at AEI and am currently reading (and enjoying) his new book Love Your Enemies. I have some traveling to do in this next month. Hopefully, that will give me time to see Brooks’ documentary. The takeaway for me from the review at …

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Written on Sep, 18, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

…Christians and others of goodwill who care for the neighbor, especially those mired in poverty and suffering under tyrannical regimes, must challenge the Prince Harrys and Megan Markels and the Pete Buttigiegs and Sir Elton Johns of the world to rethink policies that protect their lifestyles at the expense of the poor.

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Written on Sep, 16, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Maybe it is just a poorly written letter. But as written it suggests Sanger sought to conceal her eugenic intention rather than clearly rejection it. 

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Written on Sep, 03, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

America’s problem, [economist John] Cochrane believes, is not that wealth is the primary determinant of political power, but that political power is much too often the determinant of wealth. So the way to reduce the role of money in politics is to reduce the role of politics in the distribution of money, thereby lowering the stakes of politics and the …

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Written on Sep, 03, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

If you’re organizing out of some common interest, you can have lively debates about what to do, how things work, who’s right and wrong, and even core aspects of your intellectual paradigm. But if your only standard for membership in your power coalition is detailed adherence to your ideology, as is increasingly true for membership in elite circles, then it …

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Written on Sep, 03, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

There is a significant moral difference between income inequality that is the result of differences in productivity and government intrusion in the market. Subsidies for electric cars are a clear example of the latter.

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Written on Aug, 21, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

At Acton Commentary I discuss what I see as the problem with a bill proposed by the Democrats in the state legislator. The bill would require clergy to report any cases of child sexual abuse even if we learn about this in confession. As I point out in the article: As an Orthodox priest, I cannot accept any attempt by …

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Written on Aug, 13, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

“Courage for conservatives today means refusing to be bullied or intimidated into acquiescing to, or silently going along with, the dogmas that the progressive movement, via the exercise of its extraordinary cultural power, is attempting to force on us. Courage means boldly speaking truth to cultural (and economic) power — out loud and in public.” Robert George Source: National Review

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Written on Aug, 13, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Comprehensive debt forgiveness would create a strong incentive for current and future students to make riskier borrowing decisions. It may even have this effect if the policy is never enacted. Just as the stock market reacts to polling and election results, students may take more risk as the odds of a forgiveness bonanza under a Democratic president increase. But these …

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Written on Aug, 08, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

A fish rots from the head down. The social dissolution of our nation is a direct consequence of the mentalities, policies, and actions of our ruling class. It is damning that tech moguls take extreme measures to insulate their own children from the devices and social media platforms they market so vigorously to the rest of us. It’s damning that …

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