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Aristotle, Chesterton, Lewis, & and the Spirit of Thanksgiving

Aristotle offered a great insight into how we can fully realize our human dignity in the ebb-and-flow of everyday life. He says:

We must not listen to those who advise us ‘being men to think human thoughts, and being mortal to think mortal thoughts,’ but must put on immortality as…

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Don’t let libertarians’ lies about necessary social spending keep you from seeing the true culprit of our supply chain woes: globalization

Many libertarians and conservatives are ideologically committed to the narrative that government spending during the pandemic has caused hyperinflation in our economy. Now, to be fair, we should acknowledge the basic truth that prices are rising all across the U.S. economy, which is harming working class people.

This narrative has…

The myth of perpetual economic growth is leading us to ruin, and merely slowing down is not enough.

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Most political and economic elites will tell you that the neoliberal dream of exponential economic growth can go on forever and ever. They’ll also, with a straight face, tell you that this proposed eternal and accelerating growth can occur without incurring utter ecological devastation. …

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…sort of. Here’s what the Enlightenment’s prophet of doom got right, and where he went wrong.

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is the closest thinker to a prophet that the Enlightenment era produced. …

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Technocracy and ideology have replaced transcendence, and that is killing our society

Scientists and experts, by and large, deserve a great deal of respect. Unfortunately, our modern society tends to treat them as thought they have all the answers, rather than as people who are especially effective at achieving goals that are set by those qualified to do so. Science alone is…

Ryan Lindsey

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