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John W. Miller is a Pittsburgh-based former Wall Street Journal staff reporter and co-director of the PBS film “Moundsville.”
Ray MIles, center, who once served time in prison, now works as a vocational counselor for the formerly incarcerated (photos: John W. Miller/iStock).
Politics & SocietyThe Moral Economy
John W. Miller
How we treat people coming out of prison is a measure of the morality of our economy.
The development of the shipping container in the 1960s cut the cost of ocean shipping and permitted a colossal boom in global trade. (iStock/Yuri_Arcurs)
Politics & SocietyThe Moral Economy
John W. Miller
Hyperglobalization means cheap goods delivered fast. It also has implications for labor conditions, economic inequality and the environment, all of which we can no longer ignore.
Arts & CultureBooks
John W. Miller
For as long as “it has existed as an organized sport, baseball has been telling weird lies about where it came from," writes Thomas W. Gilbert in a new book on baseball's origins.
Pope Francis has said that women should have the same rights as men in the workforce. Soccer player Megan Rapinoe, right, has testified in front of Congress for equal pay for women (photo: CNS/AP/America).
Politics & SocietyThe Moral Economy
John W. Miller
For modern interpreters of Catholic social teaching, there is little question that women deserve equal pay. It has not always been so.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
John W. Miller
Is there a way to fight back?
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Politics & SocietyThe Moral Economy
John W. Miller
“From a Catholic point of view, there’s no question that reparations make sense.”
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Politics & SocietyThe Moral Economy
John W. Miller
In the United States, there is almost nowhere that is not simultaneously very rich and very poor.
Rosalind Russell as Hildy Johnson in ‘His Girl Friday’; Marty Baron, formerly of the Washington Post; and Steve Novotney, a newspaper entrepreuner in West Virginia (photos: Alamy, AP, and John W. Miller) 
Politics & SocietyThe Moral Economy
John W. Miller
Journalism gets attention when it breaks big stories about institutions like Enron and the Catholic Church. But they can only do that work if they are consistently read — and broadly trusted.
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Politics & SocietyThe Moral Economy
John W. Miller
The most ambitious attempt to unionize in Amazon’s 26-year history has been widely endorsed, including by Senator Marco Rubio.
Arts & CultureIdeas
John W. Miller
Bicycles are theologically sound. Ask Pope Francis.