Samuel Gregg



How Christianity created the free society
7 Oct 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Christianity, liberalism, religious freedom
The Christian roots of modern liberalism.


Regensburg, Ratzinger, and our crisis of reason
23 Sep 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict XVI, Enlightenment, Islamic theology, reason, Regensburg address, relativism
Defending reason from fideism and 'feelings'.


Is globalisation the enemy of the people?
8 Aug 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Brexit, financial markets, free trade, globalisation
A political economist explains why the integration of markets is not in itself a bad thing.


Public Debt, Political Paralysis, and the West
2 Jul 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: debt, economics
Government and citizens refuse to face difficult economic choices.


God, reason, and our civilizational crisis
20 Mar 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, God, Islam, religion, Western civilization, Western values
The way Islam understands God shapes their culture. And the way the West understands God shapes ours.


Poverty, the rule of law, and human flourishing
8 Dec 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: human dignity, poverty, rule of law
Poverty can only be reduced in societies which are governed by the rule of law.


Did the Protestant work ethic create capitalism?
21 Jan 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: capitalism, economic history, economics
New research has shown that Max Weber's famous theory linking the two is quite wrong.


Fatal attraction: democracy and the welfare state
22 Jun 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, economics, Global Financial Crisis, welfare state
Expansive and expensive welfare programs have brought European social democracies to the verge of catastrophe. Will democracy hamper economic reform?


Europe’s monetary sins
7 Jun 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, Global Financial Crisis
The bailout of Greece is a stunning about-face that calls into question Europe’s commitment to a stable currency.


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