Like the great inventors that have come before us, we all need to evaluate our society and be inventive in our problem solving.
We must remain laser-focused on building a consensus around policies that most effectively promote and aid in the achievement of human flourishing, of which education is a fundamental element.
Prudence, courage, temperance, and justice—the four cardinal virtues. Present throughout Christian and classical traditions both, these four virtues have steered Western thought for millennia, capturing, along the way, the imaginations of humanity’s greatest minds.
Societal debate is not only inevitable, it is also beneficial in refining ideas and seeking the truth. But everyone involved in this exchange of ideas bears the responsibility to convey messages that are accurate and duly respectful.
Capitalism. To some, it’s the foundation of modern civilization, deserving of full credit for every luxury and amenity we enjoy. To others it is the epitome of oppression, not simply leaving the poor behind, but trampling them in its wake.
Until roughly three hundred years ago, if you endeavored to uncover all of the literature on economic growth and its implications for the global economy, your pursuit would leave you empty handed. There was no growth before then.
Brian Brenberg, associate professor of business and economics at The King’s College, has been named the Values & Capitalism Visiting Professor for the 2017–2018 academic year.
What fills you with contempt? Murderers? People who whistle? Those imbeciles who put the toilet paper roll facing toward the wall? Maybe… liberals? Conservatives?
Nothing is ever black and white. On a many different types of issues today, society is learning that most things cannot be boiled down to one of two options. So why are we seem to be doing that with our social safety net systems?