The best friend award will not be going to the US and UK this year, at least not at this pace. The British government has been searching far and wide for a new free trade deal with the US since its departure from the European Union in 2020. The problem for the Brits is that President Joe Biden’s administration is moving at a snail’s pace.
Let’s face it: Hustle culture is dead, and Gen Z is dancing on its grave. “What is your dream job?” is a question students and new graduates hear all too often. However, Gen Zers are firing back with a bold “I don’t dream of labor.” And rightfully so. Among the many...
Jacob Lange was the summer 2021 intern for the Initiative on Faith & Public Life. He is a graduate of Concordia University, Irvine where he was a history and political thought major with minors in classical languages, law and politics, and English. Strange...
Community is an essential component of the Christian life, and my recent experiences have helped me reflect anew about how Christian community can be built and continued.
AEI’s Initiative on Faith & Public Life is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021–2022 Young Scholar Awards. This year we received impressive applicants from schools across the country on topics ranging from public policy and economics to law and political theory. We selected four undergraduates who will pursue rigorous, original research during the 2021–2022 academic year under the guidance of a faculty advisor and experts at AEI.
Economic liberty does, however, offer us a tremendous opportunity to rebuild our communities and adequately care for those at the bottom of the economic distribution. It simply requires a closer inspection of Adam Smith, revising our understanding of his assumptions, and rethinking our own role in promoting a more robust civic life and alleviating poverty.
Dr. Hirschfeld’s Summer Honor’s class “Are Markets Moral? In Search of a Humane Economy” gave insights but—to use her words—ultimately gave us “the habit of seeing.” Therefore, let us submit ourselves to a new, more perfect discipline: Thomistic Economics.
Ignoring the evil and injustice of the United States is not an act of loyalty, but of selfishness, seeking to continue to place hope in an imaginary ideal rather than striving in love to improve what truly exists. Real loyalty does not run from flaws, but faces them honestly.
Economic development is a pressing issue with far reaching effects. Events occurring in the two weeks after the program reinforced this belief. Seeing the conditions of Cuba and Haiti made me realize that the week we spent talking about economic development is not merely theory but rather a reality. For these countries (and many others), the time for economic development is now.