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During uncertain times, Rev. Robert Sirico, president and co-founder of the Acton Institute, offers his thoughts on human flourishing, subsidiarity, and more. During uncertain times, Rev. Robert Sirico, president and co-founder of the Acton Institute, offers his thoughts on human flourishing, subsidiarity, and more.

Some of Father's recommended resources are listed below.

Robert Higgs, Crisis and Leviathan (Oxford University Press, 1987)

On the principle of subsidiarity

On Smith and the repsonsibilities of the state, including in time of emergency

On crises and how extensions of state power become normalized, specifically Robert Higgs’ book

On the failure of centralized supranational responses