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Michigan Gets Flying Monkeys for $40 Million
Bruce Edward Walker, Mackinac Center

As reported this week in Michigan Capitol Confidential, Michigan taxpayers shelled out a cool $40 million in tax credits to the House of Mouse for the perceived benefits of filming the movie “Oz: The Great and Powerful” in our state.

Major US ecumenical organizations restructure
Church of the Brethren Newsline

Two long-standing ecumenical bodies in the United States–the National Council of Churches (NCC) and Church World Service (CWS)–have undergone restructuring and re-envisioning in recent months.

Innovation, Change, and Economic Growth: A Christian Economist’s Perspective
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

Reading scripture as both a Christian and an economist, I am often struck by what I learn.

The Dangers of Egalitarianism in a Democracy
Louis Markos, The Imaginative Conservative

Radical egalitarianism leads to mob rule, which itself leads to tyranny. So it happened in Ancient Athens, and so might it happen in America today.

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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).