How Do We Return to Order?

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When introducing the book, Return to Order, I present the picture of a “party” economy that is frenzied and out of balance. One of the questions I am often asked later is: What can we do to fight the present disorder? People want to know what concrete steps they can take right now. They want … Read more

Are People Happier Today?

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Sociologist Robert Putnam claims young people today are much less content than in times past. In fact, younger people now tend to be sadder than older people. He writes: [like url=] “Over these same years … general contentment with life declined among people under fifty-five, while increasing modestly among people over that age. Surveys in … Read more

Is This Election a Last Hurrah?

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Many are attempting to make sense out of the present election cycle and especially the appearance of unconventional political outsiders that are dominating the headlines and in some cases the polls. Everyone seems to agree that the system doesn’t work anymore. It’s broken and no one knows how to fix it. However, this election season … Read more

Living Longer…But Not Better

Return to Order Living Longer…But Not Better

By Ben Broussard* Modern technologies have led to incredible advances toward the longevity of the average person. With the advent of the steam engine during the Industrial Revolution, advances in food transportation and breakthroughs in medical care have over time given rise to great increases in population throughout the world. Infant mortality and childhood deaths … Read more

The Successful Revolution of 1968

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The Sexual Revolution of 1968 did much to change society and destroy several of the institutions that serve to keep economy in balance. Is Technology Ruining Your Life?Take A Quick Quiz To Find Out By Clicking Here. This revolution shook the West with riots and protests in Berkeley and Columbia in the United States and … Read more

Where Did Personal Debt Come From?

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With literally trillions of dollars in personal debt now hanging over the American consumer, the question might be asked as to where all this debt came from. It has a long history. Buying on credit started at the turn of the twentieth century. Buying dreams on credit was an American invention that served to create … Read more

What Does Saint Thomas Say About Immigration?

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In looking at the debate over immigration, it is almost automatically assumed that the Church’s position is one of unconditional charity toward those who enter the nation, legally or illegally. However, is this the case? What does the Bible say about immigration? What do Church doctors and theologians say? Above all, what does the greatest … Read more

Amazon Dash: Shopping on Steroids

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It’s called Amazon Dash. It’s the latest and greatest gadget in the line of instant purchase. “Have it now” takes on a new meaning when you dash an order off to Amazon in real time. Amazon Dash involves a new hand-held device that allows customers to order products by simply speaking into a microphone or … Read more

“Our Society Needs to Correct Our Behavior” – Matt Torok

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“I am looking forward to reading return to order and to see how our society needs to correct our behavior. This should be a great read to understand the link between our moral decay and economic decay.” – Matt Torok Is Technology Ruining Your Life? Take A Quick Quiz To Find Out By Clicking Here.