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The Sinister Agenda Behind “The Economy”: A review of We Built...

Continuing to base economic and government models around a reductive view of homo economicus will trap us within the inhumane “reality we have made.”

Between Port Royal and Patagonia

Being wealthy doesn’t make Chouinard a better representative of the values that he shares with Berry, but recognizing that Berry is not alone and that these values can be brought into the wider world, if imperfectly, makes their embrace of limits and simplicity more compelling and their approach to life seem more possible for others.

Grace is the Currency of the True Economy

Theologians have long used the language of economics to help explain God’s ways. They often focus on redemption as a kind of transaction. I think this is just one aspect of God’s economy.

Imagining Humane (Household) Economies

Hirschfeld’s assessment of what we as Christians should and should not accept in mainstream economics, informed by her training in both economics and theology, is thus a most welcome resource.

“Ora et Anti-Labora”? Kathryn Tanner on Finance Capitalism

The mighty cosmos of the modern economic order determines, with overwhelming coercion, the style of life not only of those directly involved in business but of...

On the Costs and Rewards of Planting Trees

I have just planted two apple trees from what my local nursery calls their “Posterity Collection,” heritage varieties grafted onto a slower-growing but durable and...

Messing About in Boats

In the nautical classic The Wind in the Willows, Ratty tells his new acquaintance Mole, “‘Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING—absolutely nothing—half...

Backyard Beekeeping

I had long resisted adding ten thousand new livestock to our less than two acres. I had listened to beekeepers’ tales of bears and...

The Demise of Virtue in Virtual America (Front Porch Republic Books)

Entrance:Virtual America’s Convention Hall                                                     Demise—1) the conveyance of an estate 2) transfer                                              of the sovereignty to a successor 3) a: death b:...

History as Parable

History is never merely history.