Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - May 30, 2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on May 30

4:00 – Walking Toward Eternity
Walking Toward Eternity is an inspiring series designed to help you live your faith more fully by developing and nurturing characteristics that are essential to the Christian life. Through daily prayer and meditation with Scripture (lectio divina), you will be drawn into an intimate and life-changing encounter with Christ. Creator Jeff Cavins is with us.

4:40 – Kresta Comments
In Coming Apart, Charles Murray explores the formation of American classes that are different in kind from anything we have ever known, focusing on whites as a way of driving home the fact that the trends he describes do not break along lines of race or ethnicity. Drawing on five decades of statistics and research, Coming Apart demonstrates that a new upper class and a new lower class have diverged so far in core behaviors and values that they barely recognize their underlying American kinship—divergence that has nothing to do with income inequality and that has grown during good economic times and bad. Al comments on the thesis.

5:00 – Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy
In his thought–provoking new book, The Moral Case for a Free Economy. Fr. Robert Sirico argues that a free economy promotes charity, selflessness, and kindness. He shows why free-market capitalism is not only the best way to ensure individual success and national prosperity but is also the surest route to a moral and socially–just society. Father Sirico himself converted from being a leftist colleague of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden to recognizing the merits of a free economy. Capitalism does not simply provide opportunity for material success, but it ensures a more ethical and moral society as well. Fr. Sirico joins us.

1 comment:

  1. To be fair, I have not read Father Robert Sirico Free Market book yet but I sensed a vague definition of what Fr Sirico understands the Free Market to be. We certainly do not have it in the global economy and the free trade world. What is called the Free Market is a economic stew of many different "isms" in a wild settings where anything goes. I say this having grown in a family business and having several business ventures of my own. I really never found the Free Market.
    I have been online since 1998, as an advocate for workers dignity, fair trade, the real free enterprise system and local value added economies.
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