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Paul Ryan’s Catholicism and the Poor
Antony Davies and Kristiana Antolin, Wall Street Journal

Acts coerced by government, no matter how beneficial or well-intentioned, cannot be moral.

The Case for the Private Sector in School Reform
Joel Klein, The Atlantic

Innovative companies have improved nearly every area of public life. So why are ideologues trying to keep them away from education

The Economic Principles of America’s Founders: Property Rights, Free Markets, and Sound Money
Thomas West, Heritage Foundation

Although there are many scholarly treatments of the Founders’ understanding of property and economics, few of them present an overview of the complete package of the principles and policies upon which they agreed.

Free the food trucks
Robert Frommer, Doublethink Online

Perhaps few occupations better exemplify the American Dream than street vending. Vending is pure entrepreneurship: A single person, out on the street, selling food, drinks, and other merchandise to their fellow citizens.

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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