Understanding the narratives of political economy can improve communication, and help us to appreciate subtle truths about our political moment.
Michael D. Thomas
The ethical virtue of liberty needs the political principle of tolerance in order for a free society to exist.
Groups can always exploit and instrumentalize ethical and religious claims. That is why tolerance is the necessary political virtue.
The essential elements of gift-giving—sacrifice, reciprocity, ritual, and public visibility—are absent in the forgiveness of student loans.
Pope Francis' restriction the celebration of the traditional Latin Mass is to ensure the unity of the Church.
Michael Thomas is an Associate Professor of Economics at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and Student Programs Director for the Institute for Economic Inquiry. His areas of research are welfare economics, public choice, and history of political economy.