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Culture

Social Justice is Compatible with Christian Libertarianism

Why should Christian libertarians care about social justice? Perhaps at no other time in human history has that question been …

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Culture

Those in Need Will Work for Food

This article was originally published in the Joplin Globe on May 14th, 2018. This is the final installment of the 7 pieces in …

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Politics

Equal But Not the Same

By Edmund Opitz. —- The real American revolution of two hundred years ago took place in the minds of people; …

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Economics

A $15 Minimum Wage Would Hurt Those it’s Meant to Help

This article was originally published on CNN Business on February 9, 2021. The full text can be found here. This is the sixth …

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Culture

Where did all the Poor People Go?

This is the third of 7 installments in our series, “Compassion, Not Compulsion: Why the Welfare State Fails to Lift …

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Book Reviews

God And Money: Three Radical Ideas

Jesus Christ enjoyed the greatest privilege imaginable, and yet he did not hoard it for himself. Instead, he lovingly sacrificed …

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Economics

Pope Francis Says the State Can Solve World Hunger

Pope Francis addressed the United Nations assembly at a recent conference regarding solutions to world hunger, saying that states across the world should increase their aid efforts and coordinate more closely. He even suggested that capitalism and free markets are the cause of malnutrition itself in the third world.

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Economics

Theological Implications of State Social Justice Programs

Christians who identify with a Left political ideology frequently appeal to state intervention in the market as a means of promoting the common good. This is especially true as it relates to many Christians who place an emphasis on promoting social justice. Having attended a Jesuit University where progressive politics were dominant and social justice was held in very high esteem, I can readily attest to this. For examples beyond my personal anecdotes, see the anti-libertarian conference Erroneous Autonomy at The Catholic University of America, and note some recent trends among protestant Christians.

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Events

Meet the CFL Speakers: Elise Amyx

Introducing Elise Amyx of the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics! Elise will be presenting on capitalism, poverty, and Christian …

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Theology

God is the Author of Liberty

This sermon was given by Pastor David Bess at his congregation this July 6th, 2014. Scripture Reading: Luke 4:16-21 We …

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Theology

Is Wealth a Sin?

Whenever statistics about inequality and the so-called “control of wealth” get published, the Progressive blogosphere goes wild and their social …

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Book Reviews

The Moral Case for a Free Economy

Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, by Robert Sirico (Regnery Publishing, 2012), 213 pages. Critics …

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Economics

The War on Poverty: A Critical View

By Edmund Opitz, author of The Libertarian Theology of Freedom and Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies. This essay was …

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News

News of the Week: The Great Gibson Guitar Raid

Recapping the interesting and significant news of this past week. Last week I mentioned that I would be defending my …

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Book Reviews

“An Evangelical Social Gospel?” Book Review

While there have always been schisms in the Christian faith, the current theological/political divide between the Christian Left and the …

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Culture

What’s Wrong with Social Justice?

What does “social justice” mean?  To the extent that it is about justice  – outputs being aligned with inputs; effect …

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Culture

Equality, Envy and Idolatry

My latest post over at the Common Sense Concept: The poor in the US are doing very well compared to …

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Christian Worldview

The Christian Obligation to the Poor: Do No Harm

Christians are called to aid those less fortunate.  I think that we often mistakenly take this calling as merely material.  …

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Economics

The War on Poverty Revisited

By Edmund Opitz, originally published in the February 1986 edition of The Freeman. —- Capitalism, by conquering poverty, creates the …

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Theology

Churches and the Social Order

By Edmund Opitz. The church plays an important role in human life. It was once the unwritten rule in polite …

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