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Tyler Castle

Posts by Tyler Castle

Tyler Castle is the director of AEI's Initiative on Faith & Public Life. He is a graduate of Westmont College (political science), a former John Jay Institute Fellow, and a former intern for Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and AEI’s Values & Capitalism program. He writes regularly on issues of society, faith, and politics, and he is the former cocaptain of the championship-winning AEI softball team.
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Dr. Stephen Smith Named Values & Capitalism Visiting Professor

Dr. Stephen L. S. Smith, professor of economics at Hope College, has been named the Values & Capitalism Visiting Professor for the 2016–2017 academic year. In this position, which rotates annually (and was previously held by Dr. Gregory Thornbury), Dr. Smith will...

How ‘The Walking Dead’ Can Inform Our Response to Terrorism

I’ve written about the TV show “The Walking Dead” on this blog before. It may seem odd that I should be writing about a TV series on the zombie apocalypse for a blog whose focus is faith, economics, and public policy. That’s because it is. And yet, once again the show...

Authoritarian Capitalism: Here to Stay?

In 1962, Milton Friedman questioned whether “democratic socialism” could exist. His answer was no—at least not in a sustainable way. Today, with the economic rise of countries like China and India that embrace capitalism but remain politically autocratic, we might ask...

Teachers Who Pray: A Q&A with Marilyn Rhames

Many Christians struggle integrating faith into their 9-to-5 work lives. And yet, doing so is incredibly important to faithful daily living. How much more so for those tasked with teaching the children in our nation’s schools? Several weeks ago, I (along with the rest...

The Social Significance of Sports

A few weeks ago, the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox played a baseball game in an empty stadium. A crack of the bat, the ball soars over the fence, Chris Davis rounds first base, and in the place of an expected cheer… silence. In the midst of unrest following...