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Featured Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Dec 19, 2012

Should We Subsidize Giving?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/subsidize-giving/

Robert J. Shiller, Professor of Economics and Finance at Yale recently weighed in with his perspective on subsidizing charity with a New York Times column whose title clearly conveys his message: “Please Don’t Mess With the Charitable Deduction.” There is a case to be made for charitable deductions.  Regrettably, this isn’t it. Shiller offers three… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Sep 13, 2012

The Times They Are A’Changing. Or Are They?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/times-achanging-they/

The recent colorful tirade by Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe against a legislator who demanded the Baltimore Ravens owner fire linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo for supporting gay marriage and the overwhelmingly positive response to it by football fans and players alike are heartwarming developments.  It shows how far we’ve come.  But the fact that voters in… Continue reading

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Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Jan 25, 2012

Why Does Archbishop Nienstedt Believe Jesus Was Obsessed With Sex and Not Injustice?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/why-does-archbishop-nienstedt-believe-jesus-was-obsessed-with-sex-and-not-injustice/

A few weeks ago John C. Nienstedt, Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis wrote a widely publicized letter to a priest threatening to strip him of his “ministerial assignments” if he spoke out against a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. In addition to banning dissent the Archbishop directed parishes to form committees to work… Continue reading