Happy 2023: Adam and God

– December 31, 2022

“What is the place of God in our ethics? What is our nature? What is our civilization? Which way is up? The Smith tercentenary is a special opportunity to come together in Adam Smith.” ~ Daniel B. Klein


Markets Feed the Poor, Government Creates Them – The Misguided Economics of Pope Francis

– December 7, 2022

“We should be wary of eating the seed corn – but also wary of killing the proverbial goose that lays the golden eggs. The world’s poor deserve no less than the full opportunity of market exchange.” ~ Hannah Mead Kling, Julia R. Norgaard & Nikolai G. Wenzel


When Giving Is Smart and When It Isn’t

– November 20, 2022

“If a charity proves to be ineffective or corrupt, its donors vanish; when the welfare department squanders public money and perpetuates social problems across generations, it usually gets more tax revenue.” ~ Lawrence W. Reed


Putting Affirmative Action to the Question

– November 15, 2022

“In the world of identity politics, religion is not as important as race unless the religion in question merits concern on the basis of the intersectional hierarchy of victimhood.” ~ Kody W. Cooper


What Conservatives Have Forgotten about Subsidiarity and the Common Good

– October 8, 2022

“Since each entity has protected duties and powers, interventions are only warranted when a community is in need and unable to meet its responsibilities. The government is not given license to adventure into others’ spheres.” ~ Andy Smarick


Jubilee and Student Loan Forgiveness

– September 16, 2022

“Today, we have modern governments, which have significantly more power to tinker with economic incentives, monitoring and enforcing policies that ostensibly benefit the commonweal.” ~ Michael D. Thomas and Anthony Gill