Anthony Bradley

Anthony is associate professor of religious studies at The King's College in New York and a research fellow at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.

Wealth creation helps the poor

Poverty
by Anthony Bradley
Posted 7/20/11, 03:08 pm

"As the rich get richer, the poor get richer."

That may sound like a ridiculous overstatement but it's true in the sense that nations that create wealth redefine what it means to be poor. Being poor in a wealthy nation is radically different than being poor in a developing one. The above statement also challenges the zero-sum myth: "As the rich get richer, the poor get poorer," which has so tainted the understanding of economic imaginations of those in the West.

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Libel is not love

Religion
by Anthony Bradley
Posted 7/13/11, 04:06 pm

One sign of the declining state of Christianity in America is the way in which believers publicly slander one another, which can do violence to love and undermine the witness of the Church to nonbelievers. A recent example occurred when a Christian blogger took offensive to a comment made by a prominent pastor, and then, sadly, the blogger's rant went viral on the internet.

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Treating Africans as friends, not dependents

Africa
by Anthony Bradley
Posted 7/06/11, 03:13 pm

Many African countries lag behind the rest of the world economically in ways that perpetuate cycles of poverty and dysfunction. These cycles can give the wrong impression that more developed countries are superior to these African nations.

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