Paul Ryan, then the speaker of the U.S. House, attends a town hall meeting on April 27, 2016, at Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, in Washington, D.C. (CNS photo/Yuri Gripas, Reuters)
Politics & Society Short Take
Paul D. McNelis, S.J.May 02, 2019
The Rodney Dangerfield film “Back to School” has a lesson for even the most famous individuals: Anyone can benefit from hitting the books.
Long Island City, a riverfront neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York, was the proposed site for a new Amazon headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, FIle)
Politics & Society Short Take
Paul D. McNelis, S.J.March 13, 2019
New York is sending a message that some public officials are no longer willing to play the tax break game, even with giants like Amazon. The rest of the nation should be grateful.
People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong Monday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Politics & Society News Analysis
Paul D. McNelis, S.J.January 08, 2019
The press in China does not make any mention of an impending “trade war”—only trade frictions.
Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, delivers his speech during the State of the Union conference organized by the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, Friday, May 11, 2018. (Claudio Giovannini/ANSA via AP)
Politics & Society
Paul D. McNelis, S.J.May 15, 2018
Once institutions become very large, do they necessarily become more efficient?
Politics & Society Short Take
Paul D. McNelis, S.J.December 15, 2017
Why not tax individuals for what they take out of society instead of what they contribute?
Politics & Society Features
Paul D. McNelis, S.J.October 31, 2017
A cyber-destruction of Bitcoin deposits would trigger far-reaching consequences, beyond the realm of the Bitcoin world.
Politics & Society Short Take
Paul D. McNelis, S.J.August 03, 2017
We are in the topsy-turvy world: Communists call for free trade while capitalist-country leaders call for more tariffs and trade restrictions.
Politics & Society In All Things
Paul D. McNelis, S.J.October 20, 2016
Hamilton was a New Yorker, a lawyer like Hillary Clinton and a business investor like Donald Trump.
John L. Lewis, center, in 1938 (Wikicommons photo)
In All Things
Paul D. McNelis, S.J.June 29, 2016
Sadly, our contemporary labor leaders have not had the forward-looking vision of John L. Lewis.
GROUNDWORK. The Eva Perón Foundation (Eva Perón at lower left) provided assistance to children from impoverished backgrounds.
Paul D. McNelis, S.J.February 11, 2016
Argentines have experienced a very different form of capitalism.