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“Where Are The Catholics?”
James V. Schall, S.J., Catholic World Report

Is Christianity the measure of modernity or is modernity the measure of Christianity?

‘Poverty’ like we’ve never seen it
Robert Rector, New York Post

The federal government now considers a family of four in New York City to be poor if its pre-tax income is below $37,900. Even with full medical coverage.

Why Economic Backwardness Persists
Ronald Bailey, Reason

Elites prefer to rule an impoverished citizenry to not ruling at all.

Tightening the Noose: Hobby Lobby vs. Sibelius
Thomas Purifoy, Economics for Everybody

Let Christians everywhere beware: unless we stand together to fight this, it will be a snapshot of our economic and religious future.

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).