Are policies to reduce inequality beneficial to those who are least fortunate? Sometimes they are; sometimes they are not.
When you think of all the ways that the U.S. government spends money, which of its functions do you think tops the list?
More than half of Americans receive more money from gov. transfer programs than they pay in federal taxes.
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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