Author: Michael Chaney

The "Poisoned Spring" of Economic Liberalism: Menger, Mises, Hayek, Rothbard: A Critique from Catholic Social Teaching of the 'Austrian School' of Economics by Angus Sibley.  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. The "Poisoned Spring" in this book's title refers to a 1931 encyclical where Pope Pius XI...

  ~~May 2018 Newsletter ~~ Traveling Exhibit funded by the Maine Community Foundation Traveling Exhibit nears completion thanks to the Maine Community Foundation. In May the Center received a grant from the Maine Community Foundation's Lincoln County Fund to complete the final stages of a traveling exhibit project. The Frances...

  ~~April 2018 Newsletter ~~ Highlights from What Would Frances Perkins Do? Watch the April 10th discussion on our website here. What Would Frances Perkins Do? Adapting New Deal Worker Protections to the 21st Century Economy By Allison Beck What would Frances Perkins do? That was the question debated by a distinguished panel of labor and new...

How religion can help: resources that faith communities offer for the restoration of the common good. by Charles Hoffacker Robert B. Reich teaches Public Policy at the University of California, served in three presidential administrations, and is the author of fifteen books and a vast number of...

  ~~March 2018 Newsletter ~~ Two events to celebrate Frances Perkins' Birthday! April 8th in Needham - April 10th in Cambridge In honor of women's history month. Excerpt from: Frances Perkins: The woman who helped end the Great Depression by Chauncey K. Robinson (AP Photo) International Women’s Day 2018 comes in the midst of a...

~~February 2018 Newsletter ~~ On this day in history, February 28, 1933, Frances Perkins was appointed Secretary of Labor.   Above, a New York Times article highlighting Perkins' appointment, 1933. Read the full New York Times Article here. "Susanna and I came to Washington on the train. Curiously, a considerable number...