Category Archives: Social Policy

Income Inequality: Should it be an issue for Christians?

Steve Horwitz has a great counter to the income inequality debate, see here: HT to Don Boudreaux over at Cafe Hayek. For Christian thinkers, is there a biblical justification for concern over income inequality per se?  I’m not talking about the poor here; simply does the Bible have anything to say in a negative sense about some being very rich because they are very rich, while others are significantly less wealthy?  To be more clear, imagine an America of no… Continue Reading ››

Faulty moral arithmetic–Brooks nails the political economy issue of our time

Arthur Brooks produced yet another masterpiece in today’s WSJ, The key is here: Conservatives are fighting a losing battle of moral arithmetic. They hand an argument with virtually 100% public support—care for the vulnerable—to progressives, and focus instead on materialistic concerns and minority moral viewpoints. The irony is maddening. America’s poor people have been saddled with generations of disastrous progressive policy results, from welfare-induced dependency to failing schools that continue to trap millions of children.” How do conservatives compete with… Continue Reading ››