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"Most Americans, without giving it much thought, accept the Enlightenment ideas of science as a basis for knowledge, of individual human rights, of social progress and, underpinning it all, reason. For a lot of people, the Bible and the doctrines of the church, because they can't be proven rationally, must be rejected."...
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As the media firestorm continues in Indiana, your GetReligionistas have heard from readers asking to know the essential differences between the Indiana law that is under attack and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) passed with bipartisan enthusiasm during the administration of President Bill Clinton. Simply stated, the national RFRA has...

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TORONTO, March 30 (Reuters) - Manac Inc, the largest manufacturer of truck trailers in Canada, said on Monday its board has begun a strategic review to explore a potential sale or merger....
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We’ve all seen the statistic: since 1913, the dollar has lost 98% of its purchasing power. That means that roughly, you now need $50 to buy what you could have bought for just $1 a little over 100 years ago.

But the media are obsessed with a strong dollar today. To counteract the hysteria, NPR reported a refreshing point :

Commerce Secretary...

Monday, 30 March 2015 |

Who is the Inner Person?

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In chapter four of the Second Epistle to the Corinthians by Saint Paul,  we read very profound and significant words which I would like to explain: “But even if our outer person is wasting away, our inner person is being renewed day by day” ( II Cor. 4, 16).

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Who is this outer person? That’s the one who’s well-known to...

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I came to writing about money by accident. After graduating from Trinity College, I went into a PhD program at the University of Chicago to study with the greatest Irish historian of his generation. With his training and mentorship, I thought I was going to become a famous historian, though I would focus on transatlantic immigration. Looking back,...

Saturday, 28 March 2015 |

Do not Add to His Words: The Liberal Response

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imageJoel Kalvesmaki is Editor in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, overseeing the production of Dumbarton Oaks’ flagship Byzantine publications, print and digital. He is active in the digital humanities and his research covers intellectual history in Late Antiquity, with a focus on ancient number symbolism and the writings of Evagrius...

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This post illustrates how remarkably short investors' memories are. Or they may be betting that if they have a big enough hissy fit when monetary authorities raise rates, as they did during the taper tantrum of 2013, that central banks will lose their nerve....

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