Category Archives: Capitalism

Cultural Marxism?

When I was a conservative Protestant 20+ years ago, I and others developed the bad rhetorical habit of labeling any liberalizing trend we disliked as “Secular Humanism” at work. That term was used every bit as imprecisely as the journalistic … Continue reading

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Clippings & Comments 2/17/19

The highlight is some Socratic dialogue snippets, which alone are worth the price of admission.

Oh, wait! This is a blog – like free. Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, Capitalism, Damn rackets, Economia, Education, Protestantism

Ephemera, 2/12/19

“Ephemera” seems apt since one snippet uses it and another snippet evokes it. Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Discrimination, Legalia, Nominalism and Realism, Political correctness, Political Matters, progressivism, Rights Talk | Tagged , , , , , ,

Potpourri, 12/11/18

1 The most common explanation for France’s gilets jaunes protests against fuel-tax hikes is that they arise from too little democracy … The opposite is true. The protests are happening because France has too much democracy. What it’s lacking is … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, democracy, Europe, immigration, Political Matters, Roman Catholicism, Science, Scientism, Sexualia | Tagged , , ,

Potpourri 2, 8/22/18

We live in interesting times and some tendinitis in my ankle leaves me with extra time to think and write about it. Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Consumerism, Economia, History, Marriage (real), Roman Catholicism

Thoroughly modern misogyny and plutocracy

Have you heard about the “Flipping Out” lawsuit? Ross Douthat sticks his neck out so I don’t have to. (I’m sure that’s what he had in mind.) The “Flipping Out” lawsuit, sad and sordid, falls 31 years after a far … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Consumerism, Jeremiad, Plutocracy, Thrown down gauntlet, Transvaluation of Values

Jesus, loser

I think Christian Smith pretty well described Moralistic Therapeutic Deism when he coined the term, but Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon’s definition is now my favorite: The function of Church in society is to keep spiritually healthy and morally upright those … Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Asceticism, Capitalism, Consumerism, Damn rackets, Jeremiad, Orthodoxy, Religiopreneurs

Reconsidering

Young people are showing a strange attraction to socialism, as are many Christians who might have been expected to sustain [Michael] Novak’s philosophy of virtuous capitalism. The U.S. lacks leaders who combine prudence and moral vision. (Robert A. Sirico, What … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Corporatism, Distributism, Economia, Small is Beautiful

Liars can figure

When the latest jobs report comes out Friday, look beyond the top-line number. For months now economists have suggested that the low unemployment rate—4.1% as of last month’s report—implies that America is at or near full employment. Yet the labor … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Economia, Political Matters

Thursday, 10/26/17

In which I twice quote Michael Brendan Dougherty Tweets and also lament the downward trajectory of religious freedom. In this blog are many categories. Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Capitalism, Civil Religion, conservatism, Gaying away the Pray, Health Care, Marriage (real), Naked Emperors, Pinch of Incense, Political Matters, progressivism, Religious freedom, Speech & Press, statism, Sundry flakes, The best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values