Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods, John Mackey, wrote an excellent book on what he calls “Conscious Capitalism.” I wrote up a book review at ValuesAndCapitalism.com, which received notice by The Mercatus Center, the Marketplace Institute, and The Transom, among others. Go read the review here. Then buy the book.
One of president Obama’s favorite rhetorical tools is to use the term “investment” when discussing his economic philosophy. Common examples include “infrastructure, education, green jobs and basic research.” He calls these “investments” as he makes the case for more government spending (aka higher taxes and bigger government). Mr. President, I don’t think that word means what you think it means. “Investment” without a greater return is just an expense. Pumping $500 million into a solar power […]
A discussion has been ongoing at Values and Capitalism over the relationship between Christianity and libertarianism. Does the libertarian emphasis on individualism and license jive with Christian values of brotherhood and morality? And does conservatism offer a different answer? This morning’s post examines these questions and more >> click here to read the blog.