Brian Simboli

Brian Simboli graduated from Swarthmore College, received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters in economics from Lehigh University. He has contributed to Lifesitenews, American Spectator, Catholic Social Science Review, Public Discourse, First Things, and other publications.

recent articles

Abortive Contraceptives and Pro-Life Rhetoric

An unforeseen, positive effect of the HHS mandate’s dramatic affront to religious liberty is to have brought renewed attention to the abortive effects of contraception. But there still needs to be far more discussion of their full moral import—for social policy, institutional behavior, conscience rights, voting behavior—and, ultimately, pro-life rhetoric. This essay makes two points. First, … Read more

Using Public Information to Protect Religious Liberty

The government has tremendous power to obtain information about the citizenry. The latter, however,  often has difficulty obtaining information about government activity. This “information asymmetry” threatens the continued exercise of religious freedom. To address this problem, religious freedom advocates must diagnose the source of this asymmetry and take concerted action to counteract it. Examples abound … Read more

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