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2017 may be the year China’s chickens come home to roost

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) Before China’s paramount leader, Deng Xiaoping (1904-1997), passed away, he left a four-word Chinese idiom: Tao Guang Yang Hui(韬光养晦, which is roughly translated to “be humble with your strength and focus on overcoming

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The Democrats’ Pope Problem

(By Donald Devine, '76 Contributor) Sure, the mainstream media has spent its time highlighting Francis’ Republican snares — on immigration, the environment, the death penalty, and market economics. But Republicans were at least consoled by

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The pope and Sanders: misguided economic missionaries

(By Melanie Sturm, '76 Contributor) If only Pope Francis were in my Buenos Aires taxi last Christmas. I could have used his moral authority (and Argentine-accented Spanish) in negotiating with a driver who’d forgotten the

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A Libertarian view of Francis’ Laudato Si

(By Donald Devine, <em>'76</em> Contributor) Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si (“Be Praised”) has been acclaimed by the international media as a call to action on global warming, to combat its threat to world survival. It

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The Judeo-Christian Worldview and Economics

   Socialism embodies a lust for power based upon the deceit by man of man. Capitalism embodies a lust for wealth based upon the service by man to fellow man. Socialism concentrates power and wealth

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Health care the capitalist way: Part 3

(Regis Student) In an arrogant display on Christmas Eve morning, the U.S. Senate gave the American people a big, dark piece of coal when it passed a massive healthcare package that simply does not address

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