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Casey Chalk


Casey Chalk is a student at the Notre Dame Graduate School of Theology at Christendom College, and a regular contributor at The American Conservative and New Oxford Review. He received a B.A. in history and a masters in teaching from the University of Virginia.


Would America Be Better Off without Religion?

“Too much religion is bad for a country,” asserts Max Boot in a recent Washington Post op-ed. Boot cites a number of indicators—average GDP per capita, unemployment rates, poverty rates, homicide rates, life expectancy, infant mortality, education, and degree of political liberties—that suggest that “less religious nations are much better off.” Indeed, Australia, Sweden, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Japan, some of the least religious nations in the world, rank best in... Read More