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How America Can Avoid Becoming Europe
Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenicism

The slide of western societies, first European societies and now the United States, towards a culture of entitlement, dependence, collectivism, and secularism was the topic of a presentation of Dr. Samuel Gregg of the Acton Institute.

The Perversity of Sin Taxes
Eileen Norcross, The American Spectator

It’s not too surprising that states often turn to “sin” taxes for more revenues, especially during downturns.

Is Wealth Created or Transferred?
Jay W. Richards, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

A common image of this “Materialist Myth” is a pie. The economy is a fixed pie, and if one person gets too big a slice, someone else will get just a sliver. If you gain wealth, someone else lost it.

Coolidge, The Great ‘No, Thank You’ President
Brittany Baldwin, Doublethink Online

With the federal debt over $16 trillion and the prospect of lowering it remote, conservatives have turned their attention to the last president who accomplished what now seems to be an incomprehensible feat: a decrease in the federal budget and national debt.

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).

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