Tim Shaughnessy

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Tim Shaughnessy

Tim Shaughnessy is a cradle Catholic living in Shreveport, Louisiana with undergraduate degrees in economics and political science from Kalamazoo College, and a Master’s and Ph.D. in economics from Florida State University. He teaches economics at the undergraduate and graduate level, and is a faculty advisor for the campus Catholic student organization. He has worked at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty and was the first managing editor for the Journal of Markets & Morality while an undergraduate. He also worked for Representative Harold Voorhees in the Michigan state legislature. He serves the parish RCIA program as a sponsor and lecturer, and is active in parish and diocesan pro-life activities.

Recent Posts


What are you doing for the next 40 days?

It's CatholicVote.org so, sure, we like to gab about politics. For Catholics, the primary consideration in voting for candidates should be their position on abortion, and we should work to reduce the ... More

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Lemonade Lesson

While working on my previous post, my lovely bride was watching an episode of ABC's What Would You Do?. For those unfamiliar, it is a hidden-camera show where actors portray unusual or uncomfortable s... More


Where growth comes from

In an earlier post I attempted to shed a little light on "where wages come from" in order to dispel outdated (but still politically omnipresent) concepts that effectively pit "laborers" against "capit... More


Preferential Option for Envy

Among those of a leftist political bent, it is worse to be known as rich than as an abortionist or an adulterer. For while the DNC fights for abortion and loves Bill Clinton, it continues the tired rh... More

If we don't take care of this enemy, what future are we leaving for our children?

Our Enemy: Kids

Since Obama wants to publicize a "war against women," it's good to identify the combatants. It's too trite to categorize it as "Women vs. Republicans," since the "war" is principally being fought only... More

Lies, damned lies, and unemployment statistics

Front and center in the upcoming campaign will undoubtedly be discussions of unemployment. Prominent links on Obama's and Romney's campaign pages are their respective plans to "create" jobs. Talkin... More

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Pro-choice thought experiment

CV blog readers are used to seeing great posts on abortion and same-sex "marriage." After seeing Emily's post that government is almost always pro-choice, Steve's post that the same-sex "marriag... More

Raged against the machine before it was cool

The Primacy of (All) People in Catholic Social Doctrine

I'm used to being told I am wrong, but in an internet discussion I'm not used to my critics being respectful and actually reading what I've written. Perhaps Dan's recent post is a forerunner of a wave... More

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Where wages come from

I promise I don't have it in for Bishop Stephen Blaire, but he has authored yet another piece without much economic insight (i.e., politically appealing). This time, it is a Labor Day Statement entitl... More


St. Maximilian Kolbe on income distribution

I realize this is a day late, but you aren't paying a subscription fee to the CV blog for timeliness... When he sees the luxurious residence or the charming country house of a wealthy person, a poo... More



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