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The Debate Remains the Same

For all the partisan bickering, bloviating and Bork-ing that goes on in Congress, there are, underneath it all, some fairly basic and straight-forward ideological and philosophical differences between Republican and Democrat, Conservative and Liberal. No one...

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The Least of These

“I am conservative because I care about the poor.”I remember when I first told a friend this, several years ago, and all of a sudden her jaw dropped and it looked as though her mind short-circuited.  No doubt many others would respond the same...

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The Desire to Fix Things

If you’re anything like me, and let’s hope you’re not, being advised to “do nothing” in response to any problem or crisis is sweet music to my ears.  “Nothing,” I can do; it’s “something” where things get a little prickly for yours truly.Yet for the overwhelming...

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Everything in Common

“All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.”  (Acts 2:44-45)Private property is one of the most fundamental aspects of any market-based system of economics.  Why does...

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Wealth and Justice

Wealth and Justice

Wealth and Justice: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism By Arthur C. Brooks and Peter Wehner BUY THE BOOK A free market can better our moral condition—not dramatically and not always, but often enough. It places a premium on thrift, savings, and investment. And...

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Economic Growth

Economic Growth

Economic Growth: Unleashing the Potential of Human Flourishing By Edd S. Noell, Stephen L.S. Smith, and Bruce G. Webb READ AN EXCERPT BUY THE BOOK For almost 10,000 years of recorded history, most people had to eke out a living in pain and difficulty. But today, the...

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Home Economics

Home Economics

Home Economics: The Consequences of Changing Family Structure By Nick Schulz READ AN EXCERPT BUY THE BOOK Since the 1950s, divorces and out-of-wedlock births in America have risen dramatically. This has significantly affected the economic well-being of the country’s...

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American Exceptionalism

American Exceptionalism

American Exceptionalism: An Experiment in History By Charles Murray READ AN EXCERPT BUY THE BOOK The phrase “American exceptionalism” is used in many ways and for many purposes, but its original meaning involved a statement of fact: for the first century after the...

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The Constitution

The Constitution

The Constitution: Understanding America's Founding Document By Michael Greve READ AN EXCERPT BUY THE BOOK For well over two centuries, the United States Constitution has served as a charter for a free, democratic government and for a country that has risen from a...

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