Category Archives: Economy

The Monks and the Airline — United, in Charity (Video)

From The New York Times comes this tale of a monk traveling abroad, a confused and clueless United, and the monk’s brothers back home, struggling to remain in the charity of Christ in the face of the one of the evils that plague modern mankind — dealing with an airline’s customer-service department. Pray for all travelers, [...]

The Ferguson Riots: Tribalism vs. Civilization

Our country will be a long time counting the cost of the breakdown of public order and communal trust in Ferguson, Missouri. The Brown family lost their son. Struggling urban store owners lost their livelihoods and life savings. The people of the town lost their trust in the justice system, or in their fellow citizens. [...]

Five Take-Aways from Yesterday’s Midterm Election

Yesterday’s mid-term election was a big win for a Republican Party badly in need of good news. Here are five takeaways from yesterday’s election, beginning with the obvious: 1) A very good night for the GOP. This was always going to be a tough year for Democrats. Speculation that the government shutdown might cost the [...]

Don’t get mad at Burger King, get mad at Congress

Customers are fuming at Burger King’s Facebook wall today. Bad service? Terrible food? Well, that’s not new.  No, they’re upset that the burger monarch is uprooting his international headquarters out of Miami and moving it to Canada in order to lower tax bills. Here are just some of the comments in reaction to the move, [...]

The Pope Is Right About Inequality

You know what you never hear anyone say anymore? “It’s a free country.” Some of us may still oppose specific Progressive policies such as abortion on demand or gender-free marriage, but we all seem to accept the Progressive premise that the “correct” way to live is not something for each human person to work out [...]

Putting Student Loans in Perspective

Josh Mercer posted a story below about Mark Cuban and student loans, so I thought it only fair that the opposite argument should appear here. Full disclosure: In order to write this post I’m taking a break from trying to figure out how the next fiscal year budget will stretch to meet my department’s needs [...]

Libertarianism and Catholicism

Kevin Williamson has a piece at National Review that is sharply critical of some Catholic pronouncements on economics.  I’d like to respond to his piece, with a view to pointing out what I think are some important errors in his own libertarian critique of some Catholic thinking.  I think this is worth doing, because it [...]


STAY CONNECTED


DON’T MISS A THING

Receive our updates via email.