Attack of the Moral Busybodies

This is a post originally written for the Prometheus blog, but it no longer appears there so I thought I'd repost it. ----------------------------------- “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than…


Aristotle on Mixed Economies

This is an article I wrote some time ago for the Ludwig von Mises Institute. ------------------------------------------------------------------ A friend recently commented that he has found wisdom in moderation. He said it seems that truth and goodness are found not at the extremes, but at the…


Christianity and Freedom

Is there a dichotomy between law and love? After reading an article I wrote (Palm Sunday and Politics), a friend of mine told me he thought I espoused a sort of dualistic view of Christian life.  As if Christ came only to preach a spiritual transformation as something entirely separate from…


Palm Sunday and Politics

When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, "If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes." Luke 19:41–42 As Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to shouts of, "Hosanna" and cloaks and palm…