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What did Max Weber mean by the ‘spirit’ of capitalism?
Peter Ghosh, Aeon

ax Weber’s famous text The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1905) is surely one of the most misunderstood of all the canonical works regularly taught, mangled and revered in universities across the globe.

There’s more to status anxiety than economic inequality
Tim Worstall, CapX

It’s social inequality, not economic difference, that makes us miserable.

How Capitalism Could Save the World
Richard M. Ebeling, FEE

A world of capitalism is a world of peaceful, voluntary, mutually agreed upon interactions where no person or group is politically privileged over another.

Study: Welfare Benefits, Minimum-Wage Hikes Might Harm Poor Neighborhoods
Robert Verbruggen, National Review

The economist David Neumark, along with two coauthors, has published a detailed study of how anti-poverty policies affect disadvantaged neighborhoods over long periods of time.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

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