Reason provides a refreshing alternative to right-wing and left-wing opinion magazines by making a principled case for liberty and individual choice in all areas of human activity.I find them informative, though I am not always in agreement with them, and a respite from the devoted standard left/right materials. Mind you, however, I do not declare myself to be a libertarian and though I am reluctant to use any label I happily admit to leaning right far more often and libertarian at times, than anything left though on occasion I can be found agreeing with something that is allegedly left, though I suspect it is a common value that is shared unilaterally but one maybe more often articulated by the left.
And the fact is Reason, though claiming to be an alternative to the right and left, makes cases for both at times. I might say they are not devotees to a right or left narrative, hence, an alternative in that respect.
But with regard to economics, they trend quite favorably and as they say, "principled" to the right. That is "principled" if you consider Milton Friedman's economic philosophy to not only be fundamentally sound but essential to an advanced and free civilization which can lead the world as such.
So what does this have to do with left wing Christians like Tim Keller and their social justice meme? Reason magazine did a little investigating into the movement of recalcitrant fast food workers or union sympathizers who are forming protests and encouraging strikes by employees in their demand for a living wage of $15.00 an hour.
Sounds simple, Jesus said love your neighbor as yourself, be generous and and don't be greedy. And who can live on $7.25 or even $8.00 an hour? Hence, it is reasonable that protesters are protesting and encouraging non-violent strikes against their "oppressors", right?
That is, at least, the core of the leftist Christian meme of social justice. If only it were that simple.
And we make things simple when we do not want to be responsible for the details. Those messy details. All that follow-up, vetting of ideas and testing their merit. Anyway, here is some of what is supported by the Christian left and the left in general. Thank you Reason.