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Carola Binder The economic exhortation of Pope Francis

I’m glad to see Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Evangelii Guardium featured so prominently in the media.

With a 224-page document and a 2000 year Church history, however, media coverage is bound to include some oversimplifications. One is the title of Emma Green’s piece in the Atlantic, “The Vatican’s Journey From Anti-Communism to Anti-Capitalism.” While … More >

Claude Fischer A. Lincoln, Socialist?

A while ago, I was dumbstruck by a comment a Republican party insurgent in Utah made about her former governor, Jon Huntsman, Jr., a Republican politician who received strong kudos from the libertarian Cato Institute. “‘On a good day,  a socialist,’ said Darcy Van Orden, a co-founder of Utah Rising … More >

Robin Lakoff Be a Commie — Vote for Whitman!

It used to bother me to see immensely wealthy people use their money to bankroll their political ambition. But lately I have seen the light.

It’s true, of course: there are problems when the hyper-rich win elections by their own money. The very rich, as Fitzgerald and Hemingway agreed, are different … More >

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