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Cronyism, competition, and finance: A discussion with Cliff Asness
AEI Ideas

After providing a definition of cronyism, Asness offered an explanation for the growth of cronyism today, which is rooted in the increasing size and scope of government. Only by limiting government’s growth can we limit opportunities for cronyism, Asness argued.

Sex trafficking: Christians called to be modern-day abolitionists
Grace Thornton, Baptist Press

Raleigh Sadler says he’s just a Florida boy who wears cardigans — he has no business kicking down the door of a brothel. “It’s pretty much scientifically proven that guys who wear cardigans don’t do that kind of thing,” he joked.

How Commerce Expands Culture
Andrea Castillo, The Ümlaut

Classical music flourished in the fertile commercial culture of 19th century Germany and Austria without the meddling of the National Endowment for the Arts. Today, technological developments and growing wealth makes the case for government-subsidized culture all the more scant.

The Christian Way to Land An Airplane
Elise Amyx, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

There might be a Christian way to write a play, but is there a Christian way to land a plane? In other words, is there a “Christian way” to carry out all work?

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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