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Subject Merry Christmas
Date December 23, 2020 10:41 PM
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We wish you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and look forward with optimism and hope at the year ahead.

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Acton Institute 2020 Year In Review ([link removed] )

By Rev. Robert Sirico

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Rev. Robert Sirico, president and co-founder of the Acton Institute, reflects on the year 2020 and answers questions submitted by our President’s Circle members who faithfully support the Acton Institute and our work at the intersection of faith and free enterprise.

We wish you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and look forward with optimism and hope at the year ahead.

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Maryann & Barry Keating on rebuilding social capital ([link removed] )

December 23, 2020

Social Capital ([link removed] )

Social capital – the capacity of people to cooperate towards common aims – is an indispensable element of a free and prosperous society yet many studies demonstrate that it has been steadily eroded in recent decades.

Social pathologies such as the breakdown of the family, addiction, and deaths of despair are strongly correlated with weakening social ties and norms. The decline in social capital has had devastating real world consequences.

In this episode, Acton’s Dan Hugger talks with Maryann and Barry Keating, authors of the new book Rebuilding Social Capital, about the idea of social capital, its erosion, how economics and Catholic Social Teaching help to clarify the concept, and what their new research suggests is the path forward to rebuilding social capital.

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