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The Triumph of Capitalism
R.R. Reno, First Things

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, free markets have ruled without much in the way of resistance. As a consequence, for the most part our political problems now involve coming to terms with the global triumph of capitalism.

The Men Who Built America: John D. Rockefeller’s Faith
T. Kurt Jaros, Values & Capitalism

Rockefeller was a devotedly religious man and one of America’s greatest philanthropists.

Stuck With Big Government?
John Samples, RealClearBooks

The friends of limited government tend to blame politicians and the media for its popularity. They are imposing, as it were, a false consciousness on “the people.”

What are the Economic Implications of the Fall?
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

Given humanity’s sinful nature, we should be concerned about any centrally-controlled economic system that concentrates power in the hands of a few individuals.

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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  • RogerMcKinney

    “Since the fall of the Soviet Union, free markets have ruled without much in the way of resistance.”

    That is far from the truth. What has won is various versions of market socialism in which the socialist state allows a small space for markets. That goes for the US, too.