Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on June 19, 2019
4:00 – Cronyism, Corporate Welfare and Inequality
Income Inequality remains a pressing social and political issue in domestic and international politics. Market-based economies ensure that everyone has an opportunity-based society where they can only grow rich when they serve others. Corporate Welfare distorts the incentives of markets by inducing a culture of favoritism, public-private partnerships and big business boondoggles. Cronyism favors the rich at the expense of everyone else and fosters inequality of outcome. We talk with Dr. Anne Bradley.
4:20 – Kresta Comments: Declaration of Truth (continued from yesterday)
5:00 – The Influence of Newman and Solzhenitsyn
You’re likely heard by now that Cardinal John Henry Newman will soon be canonized, possibly as soon as this fall. David Deavel joins us with a look at his life and at the influence of another, lesser-known mind: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a Russian novelist who was an outspoken critic of the Soviet Union.
5:20 – Church Property as a Bulwark of Religious Liberty
The link between liberty and private ownership of property is well-appreciated in Western thought. Kevin Schmiesing joins us with a look at one aspect of that link: the relationship between church property and religious liberty and how efforts to weaken church property rights should be seen as threats to religious liberty.