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Is It Possible to Waste Money?

It is easy to criticize luxurious lifestyles. Who really needs a private jet? Does a $2,000 bottle of wine really taste any better than a decent $15 …

Your Faith Might Cost You Your Next Job

As a Christian and social researcher, I have heard many stories over the years of religious discrimination in the workplace. Some are compelling and …

Afterthoughts on Piketty’s Capital

David Harvey<p>Thomas Piketty has written a book called <i>Capital</i> that has caused quite a stir. He advocates progressive taxation and a global wealth tax …

How Welfare Reform Left Single Moms Behind

Nearly every government program has grown over the past few decades, except the one that helps poor, unmarried parents.<p>Rosa Pena, a 24-year-old single mom in Arizona, told the <i>New York Times</i> “I’ll do what I have to do,” to stay alive, including sell the groceries she buys with food stamps. Other …

On Income Inequality: A French Economist Vs. An American Capitalist

Picture a cozy cafe. At a small table, an economics professor from Paris is chatting with a wealthy businessman from New York.<p>As they sip coffee, they discuss economic history, and often nod and agree.<p>Then, as they stand to leave, each states a conclusion drawn from their conversation. But what …

How You, I, and Everyone Got the Top 1 Percent All Wrong

Unveiling the real story behind the richest of the rich<p>For years, I've been making the same embarrassing mistake about U.S. economic inequality. Sorry.<p>I've written, over and over, that the most important divide in our wealth disparity was between the 1 percent and the 99 percent. For example, when …

Capitalism Is Not the Enemy of Virtue

A “sensory-deadening” dystopia. A bleak and brutalist hellscape. A soulless structure whose ugly construction befits its immoral purpose.<p>Patrick …

Clerestory "Step into the Story"

Two Cheers for Capitalism

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Daniel Henninger explores the fact that while the populist left—whether it be in New York City, in France, or more …

Andy Crouch, author of Playing God, on Flourishing

Even If Hobby Lobby Wins, We Lose

Today’s Supreme Court oral argument, in the case of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, is correctly …