Government Seeks to Track Body Mass of Children


 
Is it prima facie Orwellian to have a bill proposed by the government called the “Healthy Choices Act”? Think about it. 
Let’s just assume that it isn’t for now. Let’s instead commit to judge the creepy statism of any particular legislation by the creepy statist measure it proposes to enact.
In this case, it looks like [...]

Romney 2012 is Off to a Bad Start


President Obama has used Mitt Romney, who he accurately referred to as a “presidential candidate,” to defend his health care plan. And last night on The Daily Show, Rep. John Dingell (D-M.I.) described Romney as a supporter of the individual mandate and Jon Stewart remarked that Republican Senators actually proposed the idea back in 1993. [...]

Hawking Adultery


Adultery should be for fun AND profit, according to Jenn. Q. Public.
For a few, mostly unmarried, bloggers on this site, every proposal that marriage is and should be a legal contract with consequences, is a slippery slope toward theocracy and a direct attack on homosexuals.
This curiously aggressively defensive attitude generally takes an argument that either [...]

Christian Capitalism? How Faith Informs Economic Theory


Money is a metaphor; our monetary dealings shed light on aspects of our human condition that, rightly understood, tell us something about how we might relate to God.
- Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
An agnostic friend once asked me how I squared my Christian faith with capitalism; an honest question deserving an honest answer, as Francis [...]