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The Problem With Modern Economics
Elise Amyx, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

Economics has become a field for academia snobs and policy wonks, not everyday people. Why is it so confusing? Might it be because we are only looking at a very small part of the picture?

Misunderstanding Markets
Timothy Terrell, Economics for Everybody

It is only in a free market that Christians are able freely to follow their consciences as they serve the Creator.

Are Entitlements Corrupting Us? Yes, American Character Is at Stake
Nicolas Eberstadt, Wall Street Journal

What is monumentally new about the American state today is the vast empire of entitlement payments that it protects, manages and finances.

How One Economist Created the Most Realistic Fantasy Football League Ever
Jason Plautz, The Atlantic

Fantasy football has tens of millions of fanatical players. But only one league requires its members to negotiate broadcasting rights and labor agreements.

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).