Economics & Empire

Hanging Out with, and Learning from, Some Thoroughly Material Benedictines

A few weeks ago I was able to, once again, do something that I enjoy doing immensely--take a group of students out on a...

Why Cities Ought to, Sometimes, Challenge Their States

On next Tuesday’s ballot here in Wichita, KS, voters will be able to, whether they realize it or not, directly contribute to an ongoing...

Do Groups Make Choices After All?

Mike Munger was recently on EconTalk, where he is a very regular guest. This time the subject of discussion was his latest book Choosing...

Building Houses on Sandy Ground

In the summer of 2004, I packed all of my worldly belongings into a small U-Haul trailer and made the trek from Central Texas...

Christmas Comes But Once a Year; Or, Books to Buy Next...

Philadelphia, PA R. J. Snell A slow thinker and slower writer—some might say the reverse—I’ve been chewing over the Christmas season for the past few days,...

Local Dynasties Only, Please

With former Florida Governor Jeb Bush's announcement on Tuesday that he's "actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States"--a move...

Happy Holidays to Us

Malibu, CA I understand why many wish me a “Happy Holidays” in public settings, and I am glad they wish me well at this time...

Anarchism, Global Citites, and a Confucian Cosmopolitan Education

I recently attended a conference in Nanjing, China, hosted by the Hopkins-Nanjing Center and organized our fellow Porcher, Adam Webb. You can read a...

The Market Made Me Do It (Part II)

Malibu, CA Where does Catholic Social Thought come down on this question? Not surprisingly, Catholic thought often emphasizes solutions taken at the level of the...

The Market Made Me Do It (Part I)

Malibu, CA The danger in speaking after thirteen talks on Catholic Thought and Business is that there is nothing left to say. Russ Hittinger started...