Is Capitalism the Problem?

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I received a very interesting e-mail from a gentleman who has bought the book, Return to Order, and raised a number of very intriguing questions and comments. His concern is that the book misdiagnoses our modern problem by not going straight to the root of the problem – capitalism. To get results, he claims, one … Read more

“Return to Order” in the Pacific Northwest

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Written by Kevin Ritchie While young volunteers spread the idea of an organic Christian society on the streets of New York and other major cities, I was on the other side of the country in Portland Oregon. There I had the opportunity to promote the groundbreaking new book, Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy … Read more

Keeping Small Government Small

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The battles that conservatives have waged in the Cultural War are grueling. We have to dispute every step of the way especially with a liberal political establishment and a vast socialistic bureaucracy. We also have to regenerate social institutions like family, community and faith against a hostile culture. There are no instant solutions in this … Read more

Tocqueville Teaches: How to Avoid Poverty in America

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Alexis de Tocqueville is known for his classic work, Democracy in America in which he comments on nineteenth century social life in America. However, very few are familiar with another work of his that sheds great light on what is happening in America today. That work is his Memoir on Pauperism. It could have been … Read more

Why Economic Culture Matters

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A review of Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, and How America Can Avoid a European Future by Samuel Gregg (New York: Encounter Books, 2013) * * * It is not often that one finds refreshing nuance in books dealing with economy. Economics is not supposed to be about nuance. It usually presents itself in the … Read more

How do we keep Black Friday from Destroying Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Day should be about God and family, not shopping.  But Black Friday is now creeping into Thanksgiving.  This is an example of how “frenetic intemperance” breaks down the natural tempering influence of family life on our economy.  How do we turn the tide?