Tag: welfare state

Culture

Charity is no Part of the Government

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

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Culture

Could Government Welfare be Undermining Compassion?

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

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Politics

Ben Carson the Welfare and Warfare Statist

It happens every four years. Candidates for president issue books to sucker people to vote for them using the written …

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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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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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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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Truly He Taught Us to Love One Another
Christian Worldview

Christ and Compassion

Lawrence Reed (president of the Foundation for Economic Education) speaks of compassion and the State in a new article in …

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Economics

Liberals, Conservatives, and the Welfare State

Ronald Sider is a liberal. Paul Ryan is a conservative. But don’t let the labels fool you; they are more …

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History

What would the Twelve Apostles say about modern government?

This entry is part 5 of 44 in the series Christian Theology of Public Policy Course

This essay continues the Christian Theology and Public Policy Course essays by John Cobin, author of the books Bible and …

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