Looking at Laudato Si’ in Theory and Practice

Ronald Reagan once said that an economist is someone who sees something happen in practice and wonders if it could work in theory. The new book, Pope Francis and the Caring Society, appears like a … Continue reading

A Brutal Pace of Life: The Fruit of Intemperance

Many people associate the virtue of temperance with the control of one’s appetite. A temperate person does not eat or drink in excess. This perception is undoubtedly true but temperance involves much more. Temperance involves … 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

Medieval Paternalism and Progressivist Neo-Slavery

What should be thought of the quotes below? “Whereas the interest in and tendency toward maximum productivity continue to be dominant and absolute, private property has ceased to be a projection of the individual, a … Continue reading

Getting the Middle Ages Right: Economist States the English Worker Never Had it Better

In the quest for a golden age for workers, few would look beyond free markets in modern times. This position is backed up by economists using the materialistic tools of their trade. Modern statistics, wages, … Continue reading