Samuel Gregg

Mr. Gregg is the research director of the Acton Institute.

Mr. Gregg is the research director of the Acton Institute.

Eurocracy Run Amuck

“We must re-establish the primacy of politics over the market.” That sentence, spoken a little while ago by Germany’s Angela Merkel, sums up the startlingly unoriginal character of the approach ...

Going to the Market

With the Italian-flavored shadow of the European Union’s ongoing financial implosion overhanging the United States, it was expected that America’s own fragile economic state would be front-and-center at this debate. This ...

America’s Gerontocracy

One fact that has become increasingly evident in the Great Recession’s wake is the disproportionate influence exerted upon economic policy by those aged 65 years or older. This group is ...

The Cardinal, the Climate, and the Greens

These days, scarcely a month goes by without another prominent scientist quietly abandoning the tottering climate-change bandwagon. Climate activists increasingly lament how opinion seems to be shifting against them. It’s ...

Two Useful Moments

Once we got past CNN’s absurdly (even by its standards) over-the-top, theatrical introduction to this debate, much of the discussion degenerated into a he-said-she-said-yes-you-did-no-I-didn’t back-and-forth about various issues, ranging from ...

Benedict at Regensburg: Why It Still Matters

Five years ago today (one day after 9/11’s fifth anniversary), a soft-spoken, 79-year-old former professor visiting his old university in Germany delivered a speech to a group of academics. In ...

Taxing Warren Buffett

He doesn’t seem to be able to help himself. In the New York Times (of course), Warren Buffett has — once again — insisted that America’s “mega-rich” are not paying ...