Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 15, 2019
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – Human Rights and the Natural Law
The state department recently announced a new human rights commission to be led by former ambassador to the Vatican Mary Ann Glendon. The initiative has been criticized for promoting natural law, which some see as fig leaves for the denial of abortion and LGBTQ rights. But when human rights champions promote those rights that are not grounded in natural law, they undermine their credibility to speak for all human beings. We’ll talk with Dan Philpott
4:40 – The Gender Wage Gap
The unprecedented success of the US Women’s Soccer team has many calling for increased wages for its players, who make significantly less per game than the members of the Men’s soccer team despite much greater on-field success. But the causes for these gender wage gaps are more complicated than the talking points imply. We’ll talk more with Dr Angela Dills
5:00 – Economic Update: The Four T’s
Stocks had an overall strong first half of the year but some are still worrying that the market is lagging, especially with ongoing trade wars. What can we expect for the second half of the year? We’ll talk with George Schwartz, who has “four Ts” of watching the markets.
5:20 – Roman Confusion about Religious Pluralism
There’s already been a lot of discussion about the Amazon synod scheduled for this fall, largely due to reports that it will explore the idea of married priests. But there is another matter to discuss – the document’s acceptance that God willed the diversity of religions. Dr Eduardo Echeverria joins us again.