The seminarian economist view of NAFTA

By Jennifer Lewis

Unlike many of my younger seminary classmates, I was not reared in a progressive activist culture, powered by internet and social media. I was raised in the era when the power-suit was a necessity for success and the multinational CEO was idealized by most everyone.   As an economist, specifically an agricultural economist by academic training, my natural inclination is always toward freer and more open markets with just enough governmental involvement to ensure everyone follows the law.  Continue reading

Derby and Displacement

By Dee Huey

It’s Derby week in Kentucky.  As a girl born and raised in the city that is home to the greatest two minutes in sports I have a great love for this time of year. It sounds like blasphemy to many, but I actually love the Kentucky Derby more than Christmas and Easter!  The excitement, pageantry, and beauty of the Derby festivities, however, hide a dark and dangerous under world: human trafficking. Continue reading