Tag: progressivism

History

Is America the Last, Best Hope of the World?

The idea that America is the last, best hope of the world is the spirit that animates a great deal of political activity in our country. The “last, best hope” is one of the most enduring rallying cries preached to garner support and enthusiasm for major government initiatives throughout American history. It has become such a widely accepted notion that its veracity and relevance for lawmaking and executive action is simply assumed, even among Christians.

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Academic Journal

Abstract: The Constitution of Economic Expertise (Salter)

Title: The Constitute of Economic Expertise: Social Science in the Public Square, Past, and Present Author: Alexander Salter Abstract: Why are the …

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christian posture toward others
Libertarianism

The Christian Posture Toward Others

It is part of human development that people from every generation must come to terms with and decide what to …

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Book Reviews

Christian Faith and Social Justice: Five Views

Since publishing this review, contributor Jason Jewell joined us for the Libertarian Christian Podcast. Listen to the interview here. If …

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Economics

Reading Suggestions for a Progressive Friend

I tend to find myself in the minority among friends with the viewpoints I hold as a libertarian and a …

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Christian Worldview

Codependency, Christian Love, and Liberty

This guest post is by Rev. Donald Ehrke. He is a Libertarian, a former GOP campaign manager, and ordained minister …

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Media

Doug Bandow on Virtue and a Free Society

The Cato Institute’s Doug Bandow, fellow Christian and libertarian, gave an excellent lecture on virtue and the free society back …

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Culture

Is Progress Possible?

This essay by C.S. Lewis was originally published in The Observer in 1958. It was subsequently printed in the book …

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Culture

Abortion and the Idolatry of Law

After Roe v. Wade, something amazing happened.  New organizations, care centers, adoption services, and support networks for pregnant mothers popped …

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Book Reviews

Christian Political Life

(This post concludes the live blogging of Tim Suttle’s book Public Jesus. You can read the other posts here.) Tim …

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Politics

Why Government Fails – Public Choice for Everyone

There are innumerable arguments about the legitimacy and morality of government and its proper scope, all of which are worth …

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Economics

Our Marxist Tax Code

Originally published at The New American on April 10, 2012. Tax season is winding down once again, but the progressivity …

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Libertarianism

Rand Paul may have prevented conflict with Russia, but what does it mean?

I do not want to overstate the event, but there has been some very interesting stuff going on in the …

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Politics

Wealth: Spread it or Share it?

Progressives are often advocating social policies that spread the wealth around. They defend this by explaining that shared wealth is …

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Christian Worldview

Thoughts on the word “We”

Progressive Christians deride libertarian individualism as contrary to the value system of the Kingdom of God. In their minds, to …

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Libertarianism

Tax Slavery Sucks

This entry is part 19 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

This article is #19 of a weekly series highlighting the former memes of Bureaucrash, an organization once headed by my …

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Economics

Progressives Against Progress

This entry is part 14 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

“Progress” is an abused word these days, especially by bureaucrats and the special interest groups that cater to them. Yet such groups, in the name of progress and social justice, support government intervention through intervention in the market, minimum or living wages, and universal healthcare. We find neither progress nor justice in government actions that advance one group at the expense of another.

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