A Round or Flattened World for the Modern Economy?

By |2016-08-04T23:52:53-05:00March 16th, 2015|Categories: Economics, John Horvat|Tags: , |

There is an impatient restlessness inside our globalized economy that is constantly tearing down and building anew. This particular aspect of the economy is like an unstoppable machine that runs over all obstacles. To resist is considered futile. Such views are often expressed in major liberal newspapers where economic dogmas are affirmed (and discarded) almost [...]

The ISIS Problem: Wrong Beliefs Expressed Savagely

By |2016-08-04T23:52:54-05:00November 18th, 2014|Categories: Christianity, John Horvat, Religion, Terrorism|Tags: |

The late Sen. Eugene McCarthy once said that only two kinds of religion are permitted in America: strong beliefs vaguely expressed or vague beliefs strongly expressed. In a similar way, it could be said that the same formula applies to political beliefs. Keeping everything vague is the basis of a general consensus which supposedly allows [...]

The Unwritten Constitution

By |2019-07-30T16:16:54-05:00September 29th, 2014|Categories: Conservatism, John Horvat, Russell Kirk|Tags: |

There are many who complain that big government is the root of all our problems. If we could but rid ourselves of its intrusive presence in our lives, things would be much better. Many complain about the effects of big government but few look at its cause. Big government does not just happen. In fact, [...]

Return to Order: Organic Remedies and Upright Spontaneity

By |2016-08-04T23:52:56-05:00August 9th, 2014|Categories: Books, Christendom, Economics, John Horvat, Political Economy, Virtue|Tags: |

Excerpt from Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society A second element of organic society involves the manner in which remedies are found. In searching for solutions, we must carefully observe the fact that organic solutions cannot be imposed upon a people as if they were machines. We must avoid [...]

Return to Order: Reviving the Heart and Soul of an Economy

By |2018-12-09T21:52:18-06:00August 20th, 2013|Categories: Books, Economics, Featured, John Horvat|Tags: |

Excerpt from Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society Given our organic approach to the present crisis, we will not only insist upon the secondary role of economics in a social order, but we will also maintain that the social and economic orders are inextricably intertwined. Any treatment of the [...]

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