Daniel Lattier

Daniel Lattier

Senior Fellow

Dan is a former Senior Fellow at Intellectual Takeout. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas (MN), and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can find his academic work at Academia.edu.

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Recent blog posts by this author

DePaul Professor Says the Free Market Isn’t That Free

Capitalism is considered by many to be the best system for ensuring freedom in the economic realm.    But is the system of free market economics promoted by advocates such as Milton Friedman really that free?   Not...

A Primer on Courage

Courage, also known as "fortitude" or "bravery," is one of the four cardinal virtues along with prudence, justice, and temperance. Along with temperance, courage helps one to conquer the obstacles to doing the good with prudence and justice...

Adults are Using Children's Activities to Unwind

These past few days, I’ve had two reminders about how stressful work is for many Americans today. The first reminder came when I watched Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary with my children the other night. In the film, they profiled the...

Obama Comes Out Against Intolerant College Students

At a town hall meeting yesterday in Iowa, President Obama put in his two cents on the increasingly intolerant and censored atmosphere of today’s college campuses. As it turns out, he’s not a fan of it. According to yesterday’s article in Vox,...

The Emerging Victimhood Culture is Scary

By now you’ve most likely heard about the increasingly sanitized, PC culture that is coming to predominate on college campuses. And on a weekly basis you witness a public figure self-immolate in an attempt to quell the frenzied demand of a mob for...

Don’t Just Read TO Your Kids; Read WITH Them

Reading to your children will have immeasurable benefits for their academic success. We hear this over and over again in the education world. So why don’t more parents do it? Statistically, only about one-third of parents read to their...

Dining Out is Killing Americans' Budgets

This past spring, Americans’ spending at restaurants surpassed their spending at grocery stores for the first time ever: At the same time, a recent survey showed that “Among those [making $75,000 or more] who are not saving as much as they...

America: Listen to This Advice

1) “It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.” 2) “There never was a bad man that had ability for good service.” 3) “Whenever a separation is made...

The Return of Multi-Generational Households

According to the Pew Research Center, the percentage of Americans living in multi-generational households is rising. In a report published last year, Pew writes that “a record 57 million Americans, or 18.1% of the population of the United States...

This Description of Medieval London Might Make You More Thankful for Government Intervention!

Many subscribers to Intellectual Takeout are of a libertarian persuasion, and would like to see less government intervention in citizens’ affairs. Understandably so. After all, as you can see from the chart below, the number of government...

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