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May 8, 2019 at 3:57 pm

Alumni News | Johnson Op-ed: ‘Unitarian Leftist: Socialism Is Not Ethically Superior To Capitalism’

Ben Johnson, portrait in clerical collar

The Rev. Ben Johnson, portrait

Ohio University alum the Rev. Ben Johnson ’97 wrote an op-ed headlined in Eurasia Review headlined “Unitarian Leftist: Socialism Is Not Ethically Superior To Capitalism.”

Socialism has made a resurgence in this generation, not least because of its deceptive moral appeal. Secular Millennials join liberal priests, pastors, and rabbis in saying that profits corrupt, unequal outcomes are immoral – and perhaps even Jesus would have been a socialist. Yet numerous people, secular and faithful, have weighed collectivism in the balance and found it wanting.

One of the people who found socialism ethically inferior to capitalism came from an unlikely source: the Unitarian Church.

Read more in the Eurasia Review.

Johnson earned a B.A. in History from the College of Arts & Sciences and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Johnson is a senior editor at the Acton Institute.

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