The Good News About Our Economy & Families

I had the pleasure of attending the Intercollegiate Studies Institute colloquium on “The Humane Economy,” which brought together conservatives and libertarians for a weekend discussion on pressing issues of policy and human flourishing. The quintessential questions of political economy revolve around the proper role of government, and this discussion was no exception. Among both conservatives and…

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Price gouging laws make us feel good but act bad

When markets work, they adapt to even the worst supply shocks. The cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline has spurred temporary supply disruptions and induced panic-buying of gasoline, resulting in long lines and empty gas stations in the Southeast over the past few days. Images on social media showed someone who filled up plastic bags of…

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A Cure for the Rule of COVID ‘Experts’

The current bureaucratic approach fails to account for our individual, institutional, and economic well-being. Remember when we were going to shut down stores, restaurants, schools, and churches for two weeks to flatten the coronavirus curve? We are now in our eighth month of lockdowns, mask mandates, and conflicting health advisories with no clear path forward…

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Creativity will kill COVID-19

It is in the most desperate of times that we must not forget our principles. Globally, we are facing desperate times. In the United States, unemployment rolls doubled in just one week, climbing to 6.6 million unemployment claims for the week ending March 28, 2020. As more Americans are asked to stay at home, many have become…

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For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty

Today, many thoughtful and compassionate Christians are addressing the challenge of alleviating poverty. But while much progress has been made, many well-intentioned efforts have led Christians to actions that are not only ineffective, but leave the most vulnerable in a worse situation than before. Is there a better answer?

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