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Acton Line

By Acton Institute

Dedicated to the promotion of a free and virtuous society, Acton Line brings together writers, economists, religious leaders, and more to bridge the gap between good intentions and sound economics.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  1. 1.
    Yuval Levin on the Capitol riot and institutional crisis01/20/2021
    45:21
  2. 2.
    Anne Bradley & Iain Murray on socialism and poverty01/13/2021
    51:11
  3. 3.
    Tim Carney on Alienated America (Rebroadcast)01/06/2021
    33:40
  4. 4.
    Rev. Robert Sirico on what we learned in 202012/30/2020
    38:18
  5. 5.
    Maryann & Barry Keating on rebuilding social capital12/23/2020
    39:28
  6. 6.
    Philippa Stroud & Anne Bradley on pandemic and poverty12/16/2020
    48:44
  7. 7.
    Walter Williams on Frederic Bastiat & American political culture12/09/2020
    41:03
  8. 8.
    Jordan Ballor on Abraham Kuyper's "Common Grace"12/02/2020
    38:54
  1. 9.
    Ismael Hernandez & Peter Greer on addressing poverty11/25/2020
    50:00
  2. 10.
    Joel Sercel on the ethics of space exploration11/18/2020
    59:42
  3. 11.
    Sam Gregg on woke capitalism11/11/2020
    49:55
  4. 12.
    Gerald McDermott on 'Race & Covenant' and racial reconciliation11/04/2020
    40:02
  5. 13.
    Scott Lincicome on Section 230 and social media10/28/2020
    46:37
  6. 14.
    P.J. Hill on religious origins of the rule of law10/21/2020
    42:29
  7. 15.
    Rev. Robert Sirico & Dr. Samuel Gregg on analyzing Fratelli Tutti10/14/2020
    30:12
  8. 16.
    Nate Hochman on conservative environmentalism10/07/2020
    34:19
  9. 17.
    Ilya Shapiro on Supreme Disorder and SCOTUS politics09/30/2020
    39:13
  10. 18.
    Stephanie Slade on will-to-power conservatism09/23/2020
    31:49
  11. 19.
    Dylan Pahman on Charles Malik and 'Christ and Crisis'09/16/2020
    45:52
  12. 20.
    Iain Murray on the socialist temptation09/09/2020
    38:28
  13. 21.
    Daniel Darling on using social media for good09/02/2020
    46:15
  14. 22.
    Dr. David Hebert on COVID-19 pandemic economics08/26/2020
    56:27
  15. 23.
    Kevin Williamson on socialism as religion08/19/2020
    35:13
  16. 24.
    Matthew Continetti on the rise of the national conservatives08/12/2020
    45:22
  17. 25.
    Phil Magness on critiquing the 1619 Project08/05/2020
    47:09
  18. 26.
    Jordan Ballor on Richard Baxter & 'How to Do Good to Many'07/29/2020
    36:20
  19. 27.
    Russ Roberts on the intersection of faith and economics07/22/2020
    45:31
  20. 28.
    David French on religious liberty at the Supreme Court07/15/2020
    55:50
  21. 29.
    Rebroadcast: Ryan Anderson on a primer on religious liberty07/08/2020
    26:54
  22. 30.
    Dr. Samuel Gregg on Are we in a revolutionary moment?07/01/2020
    34:48
  23. 31.
    Jimmy Lai on his fight against Chinese oppression06/24/2020
    40:52
  24. 32.
    Helen Raleigh on how China is destroying Hong Kong's freedom06/17/2020
    34:55
  25. 33.
    Ryan Patrick Hanley on François Fénelon, the forgotten philosopher06/10/2020
    45:51
  26. 34.
    Anthony Bradley on George Floyd, police reform, and riots06/03/2020
    46:53
  27. 35.
    Rev. Ben Johnson on the universal basic income05/27/2020
    29:06
  28. 36.
    Lyman Stone on the decline of religiosity in the US05/20/2020
    38:30
  29. 37.
    Bradley J. Birzer on Christian humanism05/13/2020
    43:11
  30. 38.
    Rev. Robert Sirico on the church's response to COVID-1905/06/2020
    25:02
  31. 39.
    Stephen Barrows on COVID-19 and job loss04/29/2020
    27:53
  32. 40.
    Kerry McDonald on a Harvard prof's call to ban homeschooling04/22/2020
    30:23
  33. 41.
    Randy Barnett and David French on 'common-good Constitutionalism'04/17/2020
    1:03:07
  34. 42.
    Rebroadcast: Russell Kirk and the genesis of American Conservatism 04/08/2020
    25:17
  35. 43.
    Adam MacLeod on how to talk about rights in our polarized age04/01/2020
    33:27
  36. 44.
    A hopeful message in a time of crisis from Rev. Robert Sirico03/25/2020
    18:09
  37. 45.
    Helen Raleigh on how Communist China's coverup caused a pandemic03/18/2020
    30:42
  38. 46.
    Rebroadcast: Samuel Gregg on the life and impact of Michael Novak03/11/2020
    33:09
  39. 47.
    Stephanie Slade on the biggest problems of national conservatism03/05/2020
    29:16
  40. 48.
    John D. Wilsey on Who was John Foster Dulles?02/26/2020
    46:52
  41. 49.
    Yuval Levin on why trust in institutions is declining 02/19/2020
    25:22
  42. 50.
    Rev. Robert Sirico on responding to the Pope's call for wealth redistribution02/12/2020
    30:04
  43. 51.
    Michael Wagenman on Abraham Kuyper and how Christians should engage the world02/05/2020
    26:18
  44. 52.
    Jonathan Wood on how to save endangered species through markets01/29/2020
    30:46
  45. 53.
    Dr. Samuel Gregg on why we need Sir Roger Scruton's true conservatism01/22/2020
    28:16
  46. 54.
    Rev. Ben Johnson on Is anti-Semitism on the rise?01/15/2020
    24:26
  47. 55.
    Yuval Levin on remembering Gertrude Himmelfarb01/08/2020
    30:00
  48. 56.
    Behind China's drive for global domination12/24/2019
    35:24
  49. 57.
    Breaking down Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society with Amity Shlaes12/18/2019
    27:08
  50. 58.
    Elizabeth Warren wants $3 trillion tax hike; Mark Hall on America's Christian founding12/11/2019
    44:36
  51. 59.
    Rev. Robert Sirico responds to Marco Rubio's 'common good capitalism'12/04/2019
    28:21
  52. 60.
    The untold story of Stalin's Ukrainian famine11/27/2019
    28:31
  53. 61.
    How property rights save the planet 11/20/2019
    30:08
  54. 62.
    Are we all Keynesians now? Why Lord Acton matters today11/13/2019
    36:48
  55. 63.
    Liberation theology drives the Amazon synod; Remembering the Berlin Wall11/06/2019
    55:32
  56. 64.
    The conversion of Kanye West; What Wilhelm Röpke has to say about our digital age10/30/2019
    38:42
  57. 65.
    The morality of 'Joker'; How Clarence Thomas is changing SCOTUS10/23/2019
    43:44
  58. 66.
    Communist China dunks on NBA; Robert Doar on poverty in America10/16/2019
    49:52
  59. 67.
    Special report: Churches and ministries at the front line of the opioid crisis 10/09/2019
    25:47
  60. 68.
    Is Catholicism at odds with the American experiment?10/02/2019
    28:29
  61. 69.
    Rebroadcast: Alexis de Tocqueville’s enduring insights09/25/2019
    31:55
  62. 70.
    Why the '1619 Project' is a lie; Yes, we've tried 'real socialism'09/18/2019
    44:40
  63. 71.
    Boris Johnson fights for Brexit; The faith of Antonin Scalia 09/11/2019
    40:56
  64. 72.
    Why we need the Religious Freedom Restoration Act; The truth about recession rumors09/04/2019
    36:45
  65. 73.
    What is woke capitalism? Daniel J. Mahoney on 'The Idol of Our Age'08/28/2019
    37:27
  66. 74.
    What is cronyism? Samuel Gregg on reason and faith in Western civilization08/21/2019
    39:20
  67. 75.
    Prince Harry's population bomb; A doctor diagnoses Medicare for All08/14/2019
    38:08
  68. 76.
    Discrimination against faith-based adoption agencies; Lessons from the fall of ancient Rome08/07/2019
    37:38
  69. 77.
    The reality of a $15 minimum wage; Should big tech be regulated?07/31/2019
    39:04
  70. 78.
    Tackling populism with Ben Domenech 07/24/2019
    33:25
  71. 79.
    First Step Act brings home thousands of prisoners; A win for property rights07/17/2019
    34:48
  72. 80.
    Glimmers of faith in North Korea; American religious liberty in a secular age07/10/2019
    39:23
  73. 81.
    Antifa explained; America’s Founders in the crosshairs07/03/2019
    38:27
  74. 82.
    Hong Kong's freedom coming to an end? SCOTUS takes on regulatory state06/26/2019
    55:52
  75. 83.
    Why Marxism is still alive; The legacy of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn06/19/2019
    46:07
  76. 84.
    Why you should watch 'Chernobyl'; A federal commission for natural rights06/12/2019
    24:47
  77. 85.
    Understanding the Equality Act; Why Sweden is no utopia06/05/2019
    29:43
  78. 86.
    A pretty good Tolkien movie; Public truths in the Gospel05/29/2019
    44:28
  79. 87.
    Lessons on tyranny from Game of Thrones; Poverty and alienation in China05/22/2019
    40:54
  80. 88.
    Jonah Goldberg on his ‘Suicide of the West’; Remembering Fulton J. Sheen05/15/2019
    43:20
  81. 89.
    Andrew Klavan tackles AOC propaganda film; Rev. Robert Sirico on the religious left05/08/2019
    37:55
  82. 90.
    The moral hazard of student debt; Unraveling Islam05/01/2019
    40:41
  83. 91.
    Green New Deal fantasies; Defending Andrew Jackson04/24/2019
    44:33
  84. 92.
    Mourning the Notre-Dame cathedral inferno; Rev. Robert Sirico on education04/17/2019
    42:38
  85. 93.
    F.A. Hayek's Road to Serfdom; The media vs. 'Unplanned'04/10/2019
    47:25
  86. 94.
    A trial for religious liberty; defining honorable business04/04/2019
    36:22
  87. 95.
    How secularization is killing middle America03/27/2019
    32:19
  88. 96.
    Neighborly help for the poor; Americans flunk political science03/20/2019
    40:25
  89. 97.
    Denmark isn’t socialist; Who is William Penn?03/13/2019
    42:47
  90. 98.
    Rev. Robert A. Sirico on the reality of socialism; Interview with a Venezuelan dissident03/06/2019
    38:25
  91. 99.
    Is entrepreneurship declining? All jobs are on the A team02/27/2019
    34:38
  92. 100.
    P.J. O'Rourke on capitalism; Peter Jackson's 'They Shall Not Grow Old'02/20/2019
    39:04
  93. 101.
    Love and economics; Ending poverty and saving farms02/13/2019
    35:46
  94. 102.
    How churches lost the schools; Chinese censorship of American movies02/06/2019
    32:14
  95. 103.
    The life of Francis Schaeffer; Netflix's 'Watership Down'01/23/2019
    31:47
  96. 104.
    Ashanti Bryant explains AmplifyGR; What is a government shutdown?01/16/2019
    42:03
  97. 105.
    A first step towards criminal justice reform; The human cost of unemployment part II01/09/2019
    22:26
  98. 106.
    The legacy of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; The human cost of unemployment part I01/02/2019
    30:16
  99. 107.
    RFA Redux: David LaRocca on Brunello Cucinelli's new philosophy of clothes12/19/2018
    32:14
  100. 108.
    The Church and the market; Who is Lord Acton?12/12/2018
    36:39
  101. 109.
    A.J. Jacobs on coffee and gratitude; The story of freedom in Estonia12/05/2018
    29:59
  102. 110.
    The legacy of C.S.Lewis; Marvel’s Daredevil11/28/2018
    34:32
  103. 111.
    Gratitude in a tight knit world11/21/2018
    18:26
  104. 112.
    Defining a human right; Understanding Brexit11/14/2018
    35:02
  105. 113.
    The need for Christian statesmanship; ‘Ideas have Consequences’11/07/2018
    36:42
  106. 114.
    The story of Arthur Vandenberg; Russell Kirk’s horror fiction10/31/2018
    35:47
  107. 115.
    Hot, dirty, noisy: Purposeful work at Kerkstra Precast; Media blackout on Gosnell movie10/24/2018
    21:57
  108. 116.
    Was Jesus a socialist? The importance of poetry 10/17/2018
    29:36
  109. 117.
    The debasement of human rights; Econ quiz on USMCA10/10/2018
    28:51
  110. 118.
    Virtue in education; Discussing the literary greats10/03/2018
    35:47
  111. 119.
    The connection of faith and work; the legacy of Walker Percy09/26/2018
    33:04
  112. 120.
    Inside the studio of a violin maker; Upstream on the film 'Andrei Rublev'09/19/2018
    25:40
  113. 121.
    The good news about poverty; Upstream on ‘Operation Finale’09/12/2018
    27:10
  114. 122.
    ‘Work in the age of robots’; Has classical music been forgotten?09/05/2018
    34:10
  115. 123.
    Entrepreneurship in Guatemala; Upstream on the future of the arts08/29/2018
    32:21
  116. 124.
    What is natural law? Upstream on Netflix’s ‘Anon’08/22/2018
    32:21
  117. 125.
    Econ Quiz on pensions and public debt; Upstream on Frida Kahlo and Stalinism08/15/2018
    33:14
  118. 126.
    Luke Burgis tackles myths about entrepreneurship; Upstream on government funded art08/08/2018
    26:03
  119. 127.
    Interview with a Venezuelan dissident; Jared Meyer on the sharing economy08/01/2018
    25:44
  120. 128.
    Discussing the Trump-Putin summit with Mihail Neamtu; Upstream on how to read07/25/2018
    28:23
  121. 129.
    Discussing the reconstruction era; Upstream on ‘First Reformed’07/18/2018
    32:18
  122. 130.
    Discussing the importance of free elections; Upstream on 'Incredibles 2'07/11/2018
    29:39
  123. 131.
    The religious roots of the American founding; Jewish contributions to American liberty07/03/2018
    27:10
  124. 132.
    RFA redux: Why Abraham Kuyper matters06/27/2018
    36:24
  125. 133.
    RFA Reports on Christians in the civic arena; Discussion on the Trump-Kim summit06/20/2018
    28:02
  126. 134.
    Discussion on the morality of free trade; Upstream on the letters of Russell Kirk06/13/2018
    32:46
  127. 135.
    RFA redux: John Stonestreet doesn't want to talk about sex06/06/2018
    33:22
  128. 136.
    Seeking flourishing in the context of poverty; Upstream on ‘Redeeming Transcendence in the Arts’05/30/2018
    36:37
  129. 137.
    Discussing the problem of child marriage; Upstream on ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ at 5005/23/2018
    34:46
  130. 138.
    Tech & Work: Israeli innovation; Upstream on HBO’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’05/16/2018
    40:17
  131. 139.
    Robert Whaples on Pope Francis’ views on Economics; Upstream on Bob Dylan and Thomas Merton05/09/2018
    33:44
  132. 140.
    RFA Reports on Direct Primary Care part II; Upstream on 'Avengers: Infinity War'05/02/2018
    20:04
  133. 141.
    RFA Reports on Direct Primary Care; Upstream on 'Chappaquiddick'04/25/2018
    21:58
  134. 142.
    Business FX on workplace ethics; Upstream with blues group Kathy and the Kilowatts04/18/2018
    35:20
  135. 143.
    Discussing 'Communism & Christian Faith'; Upstream with mystery novelist Sally Wright 04/04/2018
    40:00
  136. 144.
    Justice in taxation, How entrepreneurs make a freer society, and Upstream on ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ 03/28/2018
    46:24
  137. 145.
    Tech & Work: The effect of technology on farming; Upstream on 'The Rending and the Nest' 03/21/2018
    36:13
  138. 146.
    Phil Sotok on purpose and fulfillment in the workplace; Upstream on the beat poets 03/14/2018
    45:11
  139. 147.
    Philip Booth on what's missing from Laudato Si'; Upstream with jazz legend Norma Winstone 03/07/2018
    35:51
  140. 148.
    Yuval Levin on finding solidarity in the Age of Trump; Upstream on "Black Panther" 02/28/2018
    32:37
  141. 149.
    Philip Booth on Catholic Social Teaching in China; Jay Richards on how technology affects work 02/21/2018
    43:39
  142. 150.
    Greg Forster on the legacy of Whittaker Chambers, Upstream on Ursula K. Le Guin 02/14/2018
    47:59
  143. 151.
    The fight for $15, stock market boom, and Oxfam's 2018 inequality report 01/31/2018
    32:40
  144. 152.
    Jennifer Roback Morse on family breakdown and the economy; Upstream on "Darkest Hour" 01/17/2018
    29:03
  145. 153.
    Alex Chafuen on the birth and work of the Acton Institute; Upstream on Star Wars: The Last Jedi 12/20/2017
    31:44
  146. 154.
    Sam Gregg on Röpke and Keynes; Upstream on Rolling Stone magazine 12/13/2017
    31:49
  147. 155.
    Police Chief Mac Tristan on servant leadership; Upstream on Flannery O'Connor 12/06/2017
    33:44
  148. 156.
    Jordan Ballor on Kuyper, Bonhoeffer and Thanksgiving; Upstream on Alternative Country Music 11/22/2017
    31:04
  149. 157.
    Rev. Ben Johnson on Religion & Liberty Transatlantic; Upstream on Thor: Ragnarok 11/15/2017
    31:57
  150. 158.
    Matt Kibbe on political cronyism; Upstream on Thank You for Your Service 11/08/2017
    34:52
  151. 159.
    Joe Carter on wealth creation; Upstream on recent Jazz releases 11/01/2017
    33:41
  152. 160.
    Rev. Ben Johnson on how sin taxes support terrorism; Upstream on sci-fi writer Jerry Pournelle 10/25/2017
    30:54
  153. 161.
    Daniel Mahoney on the Bolshevik Revolution; Upstream on Blade Runner 2049 10/18/2017
    40:59
  154. 162.
    Ben DeGrow on school choice; Econ Quiz on tax reform; Upstream on Ray Bradbury 10/11/2017
    36:30
  155. 163.
    Tom Lindsay on the future of higher education in America; Upstream on The Devil and Father Amorth 10/04/2017
    34:19
  156. 164.
    Paul Kengor on Reagan and Pope John Paul II; Upstream on It and Mother! 09/27/2017
    29:31
  157. 165.
    Mollie Hemingway on fake news; Upstream on Fleet Foxes and R.E.M. 09/20/2017
    23:57
  158. 166.
    Joe Carter on Antifa and the Alt Right; Upstream on artist Renee Radell 09/13/2017
    29:00
  159. 167.
    Gleaves Whitney on Russell Kirk; Upstream on Comrade Detective 09/06/2017
    36:12
  160. 168.
    Rev. Robert Sirico Acton Mailbag, Victor Claar on Hurricane Harvey, Upstream w/ Bruce Edward Walker 08/30/2017
    33:32
  161. 169.
    Ismael Hernandez on "Detroit" in 2017 America; Jacqueline Isaacs on Libertarian Christianity 08/23/2017
    30:07
  162. 170.
    Jacqueline Issacs on Christians and Libertarianism; Upstream on War for the Planet of the Apes 08/16/2017
    30:18
  163. 171.
    Rev. Robert A. Sirico opens the Acton Mailbag; Upstream tackles Baby Driver 08/09/2017
    26:12
  164. 172.
    Ray Nothstine on the spirit of "Dunkirk"; Seth Bartee on Russell Kirk and lesiure 08/02/2017
    41:54
  165. 173.
    Jim McGann on the world of think tanks; Upstream on Spiderman: Homecoming 07/26/2017
    41:27
  166. 174.
    Chris Armstrong on C.S. Lewis and medieval thought; Upstream on Monterey Pop at 50 07/19/2017
    28:12
  167. 175.
    Thomas Kidd on Benjamin Franklin & Upstream on Mavis Staples 07/12/2017
    31:08
  168. 176.
    Dylan Pahman on the foundations of a free society; Upstream on current horror 07/05/2017
    30:14
  169. 177.
    John Lauck on bringing midwestern culture back to the spotlight; Upstream on Roger Waters 06/21/2017
    33:04
  170. 178.
    The genuine humanity of Wonder Woman; Samuel Gregg on the UK election surprise 06/11/2017
    22:37
  171. 179.
    Lawrence Reed on cultivating heroism 05/24/2017
    23:57
  172. 180.
    John Mark Reynolds on objective beauty and truth 05/09/2017
    37:53
  173. 181.
    Micah Watson on C.S. Lewis and the dangers of democratic education 04/19/2017
    28:03
  174. 182.
    John Stonestreet doesn't want to talk about sex 04/03/2017
    38:40
  175. 183.
    Brent Waters on just capitalism 03/29/2017
    18:46
  176. 184.
    Scott Lincicome on how free trade benefits everyone 03/22/2017
    29:49
  177. 185.
    Anne Rathbone Bradley on eliminating poverty through economic freedom 03/15/2017
    28:44
  178. 186.
    James Poulos on the Art of Being Free 03/08/2017
    34:52
  179. 187.
    Samuel Gregg on the life and impact of Michael Novak 03/01/2017
    33:13
  180. 188.
    The Verdict on Judge Neil Gorsuch with Judge Joseph Scoville 02/10/2017
    37:38
  181. 189.
    Ilya Shapiro on the the politics of judicial nominations 02/08/2017
    20:00
  182. 190.
    Christian Democracy in America 02/01/2017
    37:40
  183. 191.
    Avik Roy on how to transcend Obamacare 01/25/2017
    33:19
  184. 192.
    David LaRocca on Brunello Cucinelli's new philosophy of clothes 12/21/2016
    35:37
  185. 193.
    Daniel Garza on Latinos and Liberty 11/23/2016
    27:56
  186. 194.
    Victoria Coates on the art of democracy 11/16/2016
    18:49
  187. 195.
    Benjamin Domenech On The Rise Of American Populism 10/26/2016
    31:27
  188. 196.
    John Wilsey on Tocqueville's Enduring Insights 10/05/2016
    32:53
  189. 197.
    Karl Zinsmeister on Philanthropy and Education Reform 09/21/2016
    24:28
  190. 198.
    Jordan Ballor on Why Abraham Kuyper Matters 09/14/2016
    36:38
  191. 199.
    Kevin Schmiesing on the Indivisibility of Religious and Economic Freedom 08/08/2016
    25:04
  192. 200.
    Brexit's Aftermath with Todd Huizinga 06/27/2016
    33:44

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