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The Modern State Causes the Problems it Pretends to Fix
Anthony Esolen, Crisis

Pope Leo XIII affirms that a well governed State will promote the material and moral prosperity of its citizens, will honor private property and free association, and will protect the poor from abuse or depredation by the rich.

Obama Brings God Into the Climate-Change Fight
Will Oremus, Slate

By bringing in God, he’s attempting to reframe the issue as one that transcends not only partisanship but the divide between those who believe in science and those who doubt science but believe in God.

The Young and the Economically Illiterate
Nicholas Freiling, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

The fact is, most of today’s young people are economically illiterate. Most don’t understand how the economy works, or what drives economic progress.

Here’s why we might actually be winning the war on poverty
James Pethokoukis, AEI Ideas

I am skeptical of all economic statistics showing Americans no better off than they were 30 or 40 years ago. This new study makes me even more confident in that stance.

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).