July 9, 2014

What's Wrong With David Brat?

Jordan Ballor, Acton Institute

In a piece today for the NYT Magazine, economics reporter Binyamin Appelbaum examines David Brat’s fusion of faith and free-market economics. Appelbaum finds that mixture problematic, to say the least, but it’s hard to sort out whether it is the religious faith or the free-market sympathies that Appelbaum finds more troubling.

In the opening paragraph, Appelbaum asserts that before Brat’s rise to prominence “there was plenty of skepticism about whether he merited the label of academic economist.” Who these skeptics are, who knew so much about Brat “even before” his “out-of-nowhere” victory, we are simply left to ponder. It seems some of his colleagues at Randolph-Macon College now harbor such skepticism. (Brat is running...

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July 9, 2014
Dave Brat's Hand-of-God Economics
Binyamin Appelbaum, NYT
Even before David Brat’s out-of-nowhere victory against Eric Cantor last month, there was plenty of skepticism about whether he merited the label of academic economist. Brat, a professor at Randolph-Macon College in... more ››
June 28, 2014
The Unity of Liberties
Fr. Raymond de Souza, National Post
As we mark the 25th anniversary this year of the defeat of communism, there are new questions about the unity of liberties. In the 1980s, when in the Gdansk shipyard the workers began to rattle the cage of communism, they... more ››