What Would Sir John Say?

Written by By THEODORE ROOSEVELT MALLOCH published in “The spectator“ In 2005, Sir John Templeton, who died last year at 95, foresaw the economic and financial disaster we are now living through. As “annus horribilis” 2008 recedes into the background it might be timely to look back a few years and ask: Who really saw […]
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Exile Chic

Written by By THEODORE ROOSEVELT MALLOCH published in “The spectator“ To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World By James Davison Hunter (Oxford University Pres, 368 pages, $27.95) I don’t consider myself an exile, but I do consider myself a Christian. James Davison Hunter would say that’s […]
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The Great Wilhelm Röpke – Samuel Gregg’s indispensable study of one of the most important economists of the 20th century

Written by By THEODORE ROOSEVELT MALLOCH published in “The spectator“ Wilhelm Röpke’s Political Economy by Samuel Gregg (Edward Elgar Publishing Inc., 216 pages, $125) Many people, particularly on this side of the Atlantic, have never heard of Wilhelm Röpke. That is a shame since he is one of the most important economists of the 20th […]
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Animal Dispirits – A doctor with the wrong prescription for capitalism.

Written by By THEODORE ROOSEVELT MALLOCH published in “The Weekly Standard“ How to Revive Capitalism and Put America Back on Top by Matthew Bishop and Michael Green Crown Business, 384 pp., $27 Three weeks ago, high in the wintry alpine resort of Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, the world’s elite convened under the auspices of the World Economic […]
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YALE POLITCAL UNION

Resolved: “Embrace American Exceptionalism” American exceptionalism is the view that the United States occupies a special role among the nations of the world in terms of its national ethos, political, economic and religious institutions, and its being built by immigrants. The roots of the position date back to 1630 with John Winthrop’s “City Upon a […]
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