Monthly Archives: December 2014

In Hoc Anno Domini

An annual editorial from the Wall Street Journal.  This is my favorite of their annual Holiday publications.  Click the title for the original at WSJ. In Hoc Anno Domini   Conversion of St. Paul on the road to Damascus, 1865-1866. PRINT COLLECTOR/GETTY IMAGES Updated Dec. 23, 2014 6:32 p.m. ET When Saul of Tarsus set out on his journey to… Read more →

Charity, Welfare, Inequality, and Doom

Public debate of welfare and charity of late seems to come near-exclusively from two viewpoints: (1) the poor are poor by circumstance and must be helped by society; and, (2) the poor are poor because they are sub-par decision makers.  Poor by circumstance implies that poverty is not only inevitable, but that it will of itself perpetuate poverty and inequality.  Poor by… Read more →

Questions of Law Enforcement

The media is reporting some police involved (induced?) deaths recently, and I am not going to espouse any opinion on the specific incidents.  Instead, I think it is more important that people focus on the common themes in these incidents (one in New York and one in Missouri) and many like them that occur each year.  It is also important… Read more →