The Year in Acton Commentary 2014
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The Year in Acton Commentary 2014

Every Wednesday we publish the Acton Commentary, a weekly article that covers topics related to Acton’s mission. As 2014 comes to a close I thought it would be worth highlighting the superb commentaries that have been produced by Acton Institute staffers over the past year.

Rev. Robert A. Sirico

A Dangerous Moment with Promise

The Holy War on Corporate Politicking

Pope Francis, without the politics

The Holy War on Corporate Politicking

Pope Francis, without the politics


Samuel Gregg

Poverty, the Rule of Law, and Human Flourishing

Envy in a Time of Inequality

Something Is Rotten in the State of Europe

Immigration: A Principled Catholic Approach Avoids Emotionalism

Our Sentimental Humanitarian Age

Religious Freedom and Economic Liberty: Truly Indivisible

Just Money

In Defense of Paul Ryan

Pope Francis’s Money Man

Our Minimum Wage Circus

Finally, a Conservative Leader


Jordan Ballor

The Soul of the System

The Image of God and You

Sixpence Economics

Panem and the Polis

Everything Really is Awesome

Discounting the Unseen


Anthony B. Bradley

On Wages, McDonald’s Gets It Right

Mass Incarceration: The New Eugenics?

It’s Not Only the Poor Who Need Moral Leadership


Stephen J. Grabill

The Church’s Call to Steward God’s Mission in the World


Elise Hilton

Project Pedro Pan and Today’s Manufactured Border Crisis

Potential Life Lost: America’s Demographic Poverty

War on Women: Hypocrisy and Paternalism under the Guise of Equality

Maria Shriver’s Big, Big Government Rescue Plan For Women


Michael Matheson Miller

Poverty, Justice, and Christian Love


Dylan Pahman

Let’s Get Back to Robbing Peter: The Welfare State and Demographic Decline

Toil as Curse and Grace

Welfare, Work, and Human Dignity

Defining Social Justice

Giving the Just Wage Its Due


Sarah Stanley

Free Tesla from Franchise Laws and Subsidies


Jonathan Witt

Big Government at the Bilderberg Summit

Crony Capitalism’s Favorite Trick: More Regulation

Oregon Medicaid Study Doesn’t Love Big Brother


Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).