Joel Belz

Joel, WORLD's founder, writes a regular column for the magazine and contributes commentaries for The World and Everything in It. He is also the author of Consider These Things.

My turn: the three hardest words to say

Energy | Mankind’s ingenuity and the sun’s power show I was wrong about solar energy
by Joel Belz
Posted 1/16/20, 03:32 pm

“I WAS WRONG.” Some wise soul says those are the three hardest words for a human being to say.

Hard or not, I think it’s time for me to apply the confession to my long-standing disdain for those who think we’ll soon be heating our homes and powering our cars with solar energy. “Maybe in 100 years,” I’ve stubbornly conceded. “But no way in my lifetime.”

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Affirmative action—or else

Government | Virtue doesn’t best come by force
by Joel Belz
Posted 1/02/20, 02:50 pm

Civil governments, by their very nature, are better at telling people what not to do than what they should do. That’s why affirmative action, as a function of civil government, fails so miserably.

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Big plans

Media | WORLD News Group has major projects in the works for 2020
by Joel Belz
Posted 12/12/19, 04:03 pm

If I’ve heard the question once, I’ve heard it a hundred times: “Joel, of all the projects you’ve got going at WORLD, which one most deserves my financial help?” It’s almost like hearing, “Of your five daughters, which has given you your favorite grandchildren?”

The truth is that—just as I delight in all my grandchildren—all three of our divisions are undertaking major projects that will need member support. If it weren’t for your support along the way, we couldn’t even consider these projects, let alone start them. 

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