Uphold the Cause of the Poor and the Oppressed

June 18, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

By C.J. Masimore, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. This morning I went to one of my least favorite places: Family Court. I was there to argue a motion on behalf of my client, who—because of a lifetime of little opportunity, poor choices, and a broken justice system—was wrongfully saddled with a … Read More

The Use of Feminism in Advertising

June 15, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

By Stephanie Walton, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. (Since the term “feminism” is such a controversial one, it’s worth defining before we get started. By “feminism,” I’m referring to the cultural conversation on empowering women to pursue the life they want – whether career, family, or both – in a manner … Read More

Civility in the Public Square

June 7, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

By Tim Keller, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. This month I will join with Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times and John Inazu of the Washington University Law School, to discuss “Civility in the Public Square.” This could be read as nothing more than an appeal for people to be nicer … Read More

Stranger than Materialism

June 7, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

By Christopher McNerney, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. In 2013, the philosopher Thomas Nagel rocked the discipline of philosophy with the release of his book, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False. Nagel, no friend of theism, argued “if the mental things arising from the … Read More

Do What You Love / For the Love of Money

June 4, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

By Thomas Martin, originally posted on the Center for Faith and Work. Seemingly positive and beneficial personal beliefs and aphorisms, such as Do What You Love, have consequences for the wider culture, as Miya Tokumitsu shows us in her article published in Slate. In the same way that doing what you love can be damaging if … Read More

The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later

May 31, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

By Esther Larson, originally posted at the Center for Faith & Work. Don’t worry – I’m not going down the partisan route of talking about poverty through a political angle.  I’ll let Senator Cory Booker and Representative Paul Ryan’s words speak for themselves.  Rather, I”ll be considering the 50th Anniversary of the “War on Poverty” and how the Gospel transforms our thinking … Read More

“Spiritual Malady” in Finance?“ It’s in the Heart

May 31, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

By Daniel Kwon, originally posted at the Center for Faith & Work. In his recent Op-Ed in the NY Times titled For the Love of Money, Sam Polk does an insightful job of addressing and analyzing the root of the cancer that plagues the financial services industry:  the idolization of power. Polk starts by discussing how he was … Read More

A World Without Work

May 30, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

By Derek Thompson, originally posted at The Atlantic. For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing? 1. Youngstown, U.S.A. The end of work is still just a futuristic concept for most of the United States, but it is something like … Read More

Americans Are Pretty Skeptical That Hard Work Will Pay Off

May 29, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

By Bourree Lam, originally posted at The Atlantic. Moving up the economic ladder relies on more than self-motivation; it also requires opportunity. Hard work is often touted as the key American virtue that leads to success and opportunity. And there’s lots of evidence to suggest that workers buy into the belief: For example, a recent study found that … Read More