Bubble, Toil, Trouble & Baroness Jenkin: Can the Poor Cook?

By |2014-12-18T11:58:19-05:00December 19th, 2014|Tags: |

In the media’s Yuletide “Silly Season,” when legislatures close and there is precious little which to make people upset, reporters, as starved for controversy as bears hungry after hibernation, yearn to eat a few campers. Yet there is wisdom to be gleaned from the recent UK savagery against Baroness Jenkin of Kennington, and her [...]

The Poverty of Liberal Economics

By |2016-08-12T06:45:29-05:00September 9th, 2013|Tags: |

The poor, Jesus famously said, will always be with us. Jesus’ followers have often been accused of misusing these words of their Master as an excuse to ignore the systemic causes of poverty. Christians, the charge runs, have preached private benevolence as a substitute for the more arduous, and more courageous, task of fighting [...]