Archive for the ‘Economy’ Category

Capitalism is Not God’s Dream for Humanity

Capitalism is often deeply intertwined with the American’s idea of patriotism and Christianity, and for good reason. Capitalism, like the Christian life, encourages discipline. As seen through America’s rise as an economic super power over the past century, capitalism can give a man with a good work...
April 9th, 2014 | Economy, Politics | Read More

The State Of Our Union Is…Confused.

President Obama’s State of the Union address was nothing new.  As all politicians do, he called attention to a few high points of the past year, but primarily focused on the future, laying out a fresh list of promises that few people truly believe he can make good on. The President took aim...
February 14th, 2013 | Abortion, Conservative/Liberal, Culture, Democrats, Economy, Politics, Republicans | Read More

The Virtues of Capitalism – Book Review

As a quick primer, The Virtues of Capitalism: The Moral Case for Free Markets by Scott Rae and Austin Hill does an excellent job of hitting the talking points and fleshing out some of the back-story of the world’s most powerful economic system.  However, this book only offers a thin analysis of...
July 19th, 2010 | Book Reviews, Economy | Read More

A Rush to the Middle… Class

It’s the speech the White House Communications Office spends a year writing, and the news media spends a couple days dissecting.  It was important enough that the Framers mandated that the president “shall, from time to time, give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend...
January 28th, 2010 | Conservative/Liberal, Democrats, Domestic Policy, Economy, Politics | Read More

I :heart: My Boss: Achieving Employee Efficiency

Two facts: It has been pouring rain in Southern California for three days. I can be an incredibly stubborn person. Added together, they created the scenario in which I refused to drive to work and instead literally waded down sidewalks covered in a foot and a half of water. One mile and thirty minutes...
January 26th, 2010 | Economy | Read More

Taxing Tiny Tim: California Raises Taxes for Parents

In a bizarre twist that reminds one of Scrooge rather than Schwarzenegger, the state of California decided last spring to significantly reduce its dependent tax credit.  In other words, it just became even more difficult to raise future California tax payers. California parents can no longer count on...
August 25th, 2009 | Abortion, Bioethics, Culture, Economy, Family Issues, Politics | Read More

Tea Party Pictures from Yorba Linda, CA

By Joi Weaver Wednesday, reports came in from across the country of citizens gathering in crowds by the thousands, protesting increasing governmental intrusion into their lives, protesting the use of excessive tax to pay for wasteful programs created by representatives who no longer listen to the people...
April 17th, 2009 | Economy, Politics | Read More

Party Like It’s 1773: A Report from a Tax Day Tea Party

It’s not clear how many attended the hundreds of “Tax Day Tea Party” events held throughout the nation today. The estimates are pouring in, but we’ll never really know for sure how many showed up to protest. That’s the nature of a real grassroots movement, especially...
April 15th, 2009 | Domestic Policy, Economy, Politics | Read More

Evangelicals Curbbed the Housing Bubble

Sorry Chris Hitchens, but God is pretty great for the economy. At least, that’s what the New York Times is saying. According to New York Times reporter Zubin Jelveh, there is good reason to think Evangelicals curbed the housing bubble. The article credits Evangelical optimism for the second coming...
March 31st, 2009 | Economy, Evangelicals | Read More

Markets, Morality, and the Problem of Fractured Thinking

In two recent posts, Julia Kiewit and Robin Dembroff remarked on the free market. At a glance, it may not seem like the two were remarking on the same thing, but they were. Julia engaged the free market in the abstract through her brief essay. Robin, on the other hand, addressed a problem that has...
March 23rd, 2009 | Economy, Religion | Read More
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