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Do We Give Laws Too Much Credit?
Isaac Morehouse, Values & Capitalism

It is true that fires have declined over the last 35 years (at least), but is it true that government fire codes are the reason?

Towards A Moral Amorality?
Kyle Ferguson, Hang Together

Consider that both major Presidential candidates have attacked the other’s view of economics using the word “immoral,” which is ironic considering the morality of manipulating the truth is not addressed. Yet these various economic positions have little to do with the realm of morality.

The Constitutionalism of The Federalist Papers
W.B. Allen, The Imaginative Conservative

The constitutionalism of The Federalist Papers directs our attention away from its scientific and historical roots and toward its particular ambitions.

How to Get a Do-It-Yourself MA in Political Philosophy
Greg Forster, Between Two Worlds

I am grateful for his extensive recommended reading list below, which also functions as a nice overview of the big brush strokes of political philosophy.

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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).