Category Archives: Capitalism

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

Sort of a Sabbatical

Sunday was busier and more tiring than usual, but the real reason I don’t have much blog today is that I’m still chewing on one of Saturday’s blogs and related articles I’ve collected over the past decade-plus. This can stand … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Capitalism, Economia, History

When Capitalism lost First Things …

There have been murmurs — if I could recall from where, I’d link them — that the current editors at First Things have been sounding awfully friendly to socialism — “socialism” being the knee-jerk response of people too suave and … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Damn rackets, Economia, Family, Plutocracy, Religious freedom, Speech & Press


There’s plenty of mindless stuff on the web, to be sure, but drop your line in some holes and you’re likely to get a catch you can barely reel in. I got two of those, Wednesday, one geopolitical, one economic, … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Damn rackets, Distributism, solidarity, statism, subsidiarity

Friday, 8/18/17

Grand Rapids’ Lutheran Work Ethic? Fortunatdly, not all seven items today are so risible. Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, antifa, Calvinism, Capitalism, Corporatism, History, Journalism, Orthodoxy, Plutocracy, Political Matters, Russia, Salvation, Selma Envy

Lucky in his enemies

Just two shortish items today. Continue reading

Posted in Built Environment and Infrastructure, Capitalism, Consumerism, Globalization, Small is Beautiful

The Hank Hanegraaf teachable moment

1 Ed Stetzer’s Christianity Today blog on the conversion of the Bible Answer Man to Christian Orthodoxy has been eating at me. Here’s the part that bugs me, in what I consider the relevant context: The early church was indeed more … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Christendom, Consumerism, Evangelicalism, History, Jeremiad, Liturgy, Orthodoxy, Religiopreneurs, Thrown down gauntlet

Real Rules for Radicals

Is Saul Alinsky too mainstream for you? He should be. Plus the scam of STEM, a promising legal blog startup and three more. Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Capitalism, Christianity generally, Damn rackets, Education, History, Legalia, Political Matters, Russia, Science, Scientism, Technology, Thrown down gauntlet

Stifling the Great Conversation

Stifling the Great Conversation and six more Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Benedict Option, Capitalism, Consumerism, Faith & Ideology, Internet, Legalia, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Natural Law, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Sexualia, the worst are full of passionate intensity