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The Miracle of the Supermarket
Wesley Grant, Values & Capitalism

Without capitalism, the world as we know it would be fantasy. One of the most inspiring demonstrations of this is the modern supermarket.

I Will Gladly Vouch for School Vocuhers
Abdul Hakim-Shabazz, Indiana Barrister

Voucher opponents argue that any public money that goes to private, religious institutions is a benefit to the school and therefore violate the Indiana Constitution.
Not so fast.

Religious Institutions and Modern Society
Greg Forster, Hang Together

The immediate challenge is to the religious freedom of we who practice a social religion. The nones fail to understand that other people’s religions – ours, for instance – presuppose institutional embodiment.

Outside Reflections on Distributism
Andrew Haines, Ethika Politika

In a word, as an alternative to free market capitalism, socialism—or even utilitarianism, more generally speaking—Distributism is a tough sell. Not because it lacks substance, but because it requires too much.

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).