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  • Statism, the rule of law, and the breakdown of Western civilization

    18 octobre 2017, par Ben.johnson
    Statism, the rule of law, and the breakdown of Western civilization In a recent interview, legendary investor and author Jim Rogers forecasts a financial market crash that would be the “biggest in my lifetime.” Such dire forecasts are not hard to find, but, with the stock market hovering at (...)
  • Ireland honors ’fake saint’ Che Guevara with a stamp

    17 octobre 2017, par Ben.johnson
    Ireland honors 'fake saint' Che Guevara with a stamp Fifty years ago this month, Bolivian government forces shot dead the revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, ending a decade of Communist activity by the celebrated guerrilla fighter. American officials, in a private memo, described the (...)
  • The inheritance tax : A fiscal and moral case study

    16 octobre 2017, par Ben.johnson
    The inheritance tax: A fiscal and moral case study Developed nations are reconsidering the economic and moral impact of the inheritance tax. This is a welcome development, since a large estate tax has broader negative consequences for individuals, families, and businesses, as illustrated by my (...)
  • The False Promise of Big Government

    16 octobre 2017, par gabe.quakkelaar
    The False Promise of Big Government gabe.quakkelaar October 16, 2017 - 1:55pm Start Date Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:00 Introduction Text The debate over the size and scope of the federal government has raged since the New Deal. So why have opponents of big government so rarely made political (...)
  • Acton On Tap : Sean Mulholland, Ph.D. - Taking on Inequality : Seeking Paths to Greater Prosperity

    16 octobre 2017, par gabe.quakkelaar
    Acton On Tap: Sean Mulholland, Ph.D. - Taking on Inequality: Seeking Paths to Greater Prosperity gabe.quakkelaar October 16, 2017 - 12:55pm Start Date Wed, 11/29/2017 - 18:00 Introduction Text Please join us for a free lecture, networking, and one free drink on us!* Doors will open at 6:00 PM (...)
  • Sin taxes : The ‘nudge’ that benefits terrorism

    13 octobre 2017, par Ben.johnson
    Sin taxes: The ‘nudge’ that benefits terrorism Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize for describe how even small economic incentives can affect behavior. One of those nudges, high “sin taxes,” has helped finance terrorism and organized crime. Sin taxes played some role in his winning the Nobel (...)
  • The ‘nudge’ that separated families

    11 octobre 2017, par Ben.johnson
    The ‘nudge’ that separated families Richard Thaler, the co-author of Nudge, has won the Nobel Prize for his contributions to behavioral economics. While he decides how best to spend his $1.1 million in prize money, less prosperous families are paying the price for government policies advancing (...)
  • Marketers ’nudge’ us, but should government ?

    11 octobre 2017, par Frank.holub
    Marketers ’nudge’ us, but should government? In the wee hours of Monday morning here in the United States, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that it had awarded the 2017 Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to a single recipient, the University of (...)
  • Robots will not create a workless world

    10 octobre 2017, par Ben.johnson
    Robots will not create a workless world “…Most of us will have less and less money to buy the dazzling array of products and services spawned by blockbuster technologies - because those same technologies will be supplanting our jobs and driving down our pay.” – Robert Reicher (March 16, 2015). (...)
  • Conference and Programs Assistant

    9 octobre 2017, par Frank.holub
    Conference and Programs Assistant Grand Rapids, Michigan Frank.holub October 9, 2017 - 2:38pm We are seeking an experienced conference professional to support our Programs and Education team and organize the production of Acton’s high-end educational conferences, such as; Acton University, (...)

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