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Bookstore owner priest forgives arsonists in Tripoli, Lebanon
Rayane Abou Jaoude and Antoine Amrieh, The Daily Star

A Greek Orthodox priest whose library was torched in Tripoli over the weekend said he had forgiven the arsonists, though many described the incident as an attempt to incite strife in the troubled city.

Theology, Anthropology, and Economics
Nathaniel Peters, Public Discourse

Every economic system is based upon an implicit vision of the human person. Maciej Zieba’s new book provides an introduction to Catholic social thought that examines the anthropologies of Catholicism, liberal democracy, and the free-market economy.

The Economics of Genesis
Phillip Cary, First Things

Good economics here means more than the proliferation of money and material goods; it means life prevails over death.

Help the Working Poor, but Share the Burden
N. Gregory Mankiw, New York Times

If, as a nation, we decide we want to do more to supplement the incomes of low-wage workers, that’s fine. But let’s do it openly, without artifice, and with broad participation.

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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