Lawrence McQuillan | Tuesday November 6, 2018 at 8:56 AM PST | Comments Off on Why America Is Increasingly Divided (and James Madison Would Have Predicted It)
More than half of Americans receive more money from gov. transfer programs than they pay in federal taxes.
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Lawrence McQuillan | Friday May 12, 2017 at 4:18 PM PST | Comments Off on Pope Francis’s Failure to See Entrepreneurs as Good Samaritans Undercuts the Poor
On April 25, a videotaped talk by Pope Francis was released at the international TED conference in Vancouver, Canada. The 18-minute talk, titled “Why the Only Future Worth Building Includes Everyone,” can be viewed here. Francis highlighted three themes, beginning with the observation that community is central to human existence: [L]ife flows through our…
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