August 15, 2022
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Guest Columnists are always welcome at Catholic Journal. If you have authored an essay that you feel would be of interest to our readers, please pass it our way. We especially welcome contributions from those passionate about their faith and the enduring traditions of America.

Markets and Their Day of Reckoning

A worse-than-expected inflation report released Friday spooked the Federal Reserve into contemplating steeper-than-expected interest rate hikes on Monday. That in turn spooked traders into a stock sell-off, driving the S&P 500 into a bear market...

Yes, the Products You’re Buying are Getting Smaller

The rise in consumer prices has rightly received a great deal of attention, as inflation hovers around 40-year highs. Everyone can see that virtually everything is getting more expensive, but fewer have noticed that many items are also getting...

Napkin Math to Explain Inflation

Legend has it that back in 1974 Arthur Laffer explained supply side economics on a napkin and the Laffer Curve was born. He concluded the napkin with, “the consequences are obvious!” In that particular case, it was that when you tax something more...

I, Pencil

Get FEE’s “I, Pencil” lesson plan! “Eloquent. Extraordinary. Timeless. Paradigm-shifting. Classic. Half a century after it first appeared, Leonard Read’s ‘I, Pencil’ still evokes such adjectives of praise. Rightfully so, for this...

There’s No Free Lunch

Books of quotations are ubiquitous. What home does not have at least one or two? Some are dull and uninspiring. Others are poignant and useful, sometimes uplifting. Themes abound among quote collections, from humor to politics to leadership to you...

The World’s Oldest Republic

Only one country in the entire world can boast of more cars than people within its borders—an astounding 25 percent more, according to the most recent statistics. Can you guess the country? I’ll give you a few more hints: This fascinating enclave’s...