Keira Knightley’s Allowance

Well, this is interesting: the actress Keira Knightley makes a lot of money, but gives herself a $50,000 allowance: While it may sound like a lot to some, Knightley’s net worth is a reported $50 million, thanks to international hits like “Bend It Like Beckham” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl,” which earned over $654 million at the [Read More...]

What Does Capitalism Mean?

I’ve really been enjoying the work of my friends over at In Earnest, a lovely new web magazine about living intentionally. And while economics has never been my favorite subject, I thought this little piece on capitalism by Laura Herrod (a former student of mine!) was excellent: Words like “capitalism” and terms like “the middle class” [Read More...]

Art and Sports and Money

I love sports, and I love art. Both are relatively “useless” things – in an instrumental sense – that still, I think, are important to our lives together. So I was interested in this article published at the Wall Street Journal after the controversy around the $142.4 Francis Bacon triptych sold at Christie’s last week. As [Read More...]

“You Didn’t Buy A Big Enough House”

At The High Calling, Sam Van Eman looks at one of the barriers to the integration of faith and work: money. As a young professional working in a law firm, one of the older partners said, “Carl, you didn’t buy a big enough house.” “What do you mean?” he asked. “Well,” the partner replied, “I [Read More...]


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