“A Clear Way Out of the Current Cultural Crisis” – Bishop Donald Hying

“Return to Order offers a synthesis of Catholicism’s invaluable contribution to the building of a humane and ordered society in which the human person can flourish. When culture, economy, polity, and religion form an ethical … Continue reading

The Individual vs Society

By Haven Bradford Gow. In his work Return to Order, Catholic scholar John Horvat II provides a critique of the atomistic individualism that ruptures the social bonds that make civilized social life possible; he says … Continue reading

Getting Rid of Frenetic Intemperance in Our Own Lives

There are certain things that each of us can do personally to return to order. Our core denunciation is that of a reckless spirit of frenetic intemperance which is constantly throwing our economy out of … Continue reading

What Does Sir Walter Scott Say About Love of Country?

There is part of a poem by Sir Walter Scott often titled “My Native Land.” Back when poetry was appreciated and even memorized, its first lines were well known. It went: Breathes there the man, … Continue reading

Four Reasons Why You Don’t Want the New Amazon HQ in Your Front Yard

When Amazon announced its search for a place to put its second headquarters, city and state officials started scrambling to offer the most generous terms possible. The promise of 50,000 jobs and an influx of … Continue reading

The Family: Key Element of Property and Economy

Wherever there is private property, there also one will find a strong family system. The two institutions are intertwined. The family household as an economic unit has always been much more important to the development … Continue reading

God and the Double BBQ Sandwich

It is no secret that America is polarized. This is a fact that is manifested in so many different ways. Traveling down the highway to Chicago, for example, I came upon two successive billboards that … Continue reading

When Institutions Decay

Niall Ferguson’s The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die is intriguing since the title reflects what should be an obvious connection: Social institutions do affect economies. The noted British historian’s latest book is … Continue reading