Last month, several dozen religious leaders reaffirmed a number of radical economic propositions contained within the 1973 Chicago Declaration of Evangelical Social Concern. “Before God and a billion hungry neighbors, we must rethink our values regarding our present standard of living,” proclaims the document. The document goes on to lament the “materialism of our culture and the maldistribution … Continue reading The Gospel of Marx? Religious Leaders Call for ‘Redistribution’
What is the defining human rights issue of our time? Candidates include inequality (Barack Obama), modern slavery (Theresa May), climate change (UN), transgender equality (Joe Biden) and even biodiversity (New Scientist). Perhaps someone could tell the one million Uyghurs who are locked in internment camps in China because they are Muslims. “Members of the Xinjiang … Continue reading Why isn’t religious freedom ‘the defining issue of our time’?
Most people agree that women deserve the chance to advance up the economic latter. The real question is, how can that be achieved? What many don’t realize is that women’s advancement doesn’t require gender quotas or affirmative action. What’s needed, above all, is free market policies that allow women to make their own choices. Ivanka … Continue reading Why Free Market Policies Are Key to Empowering Women
Whistleblower and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden remains a fugitive at large, but that didn’t stop him from popping up and chiming in on the recent presidential election. Snowden, who in 2013 blew the lid on the NSA’s massive covert surveillance program, recently appeared on camera via livestream to talk about privacy in an event hosted by … Continue reading Snowden: Stop Putting So Much Faith (and Fear) in Presidents
Eric Asimov at the New York Times has an excellent, detailed, and highly discouraging look at the reversal of one of the favorable trends for freedom of commerce in recent years, the greater ease of interstate wine shipment. Excerpt: In the last year or so, carriers like United Parcel Service and FedEx have told retailers that they … Continue reading FCC Finally Deregulates Telegraph Service, 11 Years After Its Demise
I had to have a frank discussion with one of my sons today. I have two of them, you see. Twins. Mark and Michael. They’re not quite seven years old. On Saturday, I went to the grocery store. I asked each of the boys if they wanted to come with me. Michael accepted the offer. … Continue reading Sharing May Be Caring, But Redistribution Is Not
In the last several years, Americans have been sensing that something is seriously wrong with the current crop of young people. True, they are likely to have the most education credentials any generation has ever received. They also are technically-savvy, and as such, have a wealth of knowledge at their fingertips. But in spite of … Continue reading Paglia: The Dumbing Down of America Began in Public Schools