Category: Economics

The Quiet Centrality of Market States

It is not overstating the case to say that Americans are having a protracted debate about the relationship between markets and the nation. The conversation is simmering in both of America’s major political parties and, somewhat curiously, it may end...

/ November 7, 2019

The Post-Liberal State and the (Highly Technical) Goods of Modernity

Several years ago my dad suffered a traumatic brain injury. To put it as plainly as I can: He is alive today because he had major brain surgery followed by a three-week long nap in the ICU that cost someone...

/ August 14, 2019

Martin Bucer’s Anti-Poverty Program

In his book De Regno Christi, Martin Bucer outlines his vision of a Christian society, including details on how he believes such a society should handle questions of poverty. The basic vision can be sketched out as follows:

/ June 3, 2019

Is Burnout a Generational Issue or a Class Issue?

If you haven’t yet, please do read Anne Helen Peterson’s excellent Buzzfeed essay on millennials and burnout. My first reaction to the essay was to agree with nearly every word of it and pass it on to others. But after...

/ January 8, 2019

The Wolves of Instagram

TheĀ Guardian has a story about fraud and social media scams in the UK that is worth your time. The lede:

/ April 24, 2018

The Sense of Ownership is Always to be Encouraged

Lewis, writing as Screwtape, on the question of how one uses “their” time:

/ January 2, 2017
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The Puritan Society

FromĀ The Puritan Experiment:

/ December 27, 2016
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Demonic Rapaciousness

Moore on how capitalism and cultural decadence reinforce each other:

/ December 23, 2016