Twitter Censors Mother Teresa

This morning, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, took to Twitter to put out a number of pro-life ads in recognition of International Women’s Day. While she was able to post several of these ads without issue, Twitter decided to censor one of the ads — one that depicts Mother Teresa alongside a pro-life quote: So why did Twitter decide to censor Mother Teresa? According to their response, the ad violates Twitter’s “Health and pharmaceutical products and services” policy:  At a cursory glance, it is unclear how in the world this tweet violates a policy whose aim

Everything I Know About Good Economic Policy I Learned From Mother Teresa

(Editor’s note: On the occasion of the canonization of Mother Teresa, we reprint a 2013 column from Ralph Benko, our senior advisor, economics, from about his 1979 personal encounter with her.) My close encounter with Mother Teresa was a chance one, in 1979.  This chance encounter taught me everything I know about good macroeconomic policy. I, a young law student, was standing on 41st Street, by the Port Authority bus terminal in New York City, one afternoon.  I was waiting to be met by my then girlfriend.  I held three roses purchased for her inside the terminal. She was