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Scholar Who Taught John Paul II To Appreciate Capitalism Worries About Pope Francis
Jerry Bowyer, Forbes

Michael Novak’s memoirs, Writing From Left to Right, helped me understand how Michael and others helped guide John Paul II to come to an appreciation of capital which he had not learned earlier.

The Science of Designing Food for the World’s Poor
Uri Friedman, The Atlantic

Enlisting cartoon characters and computer software in the fight against malnutrition.

A simple guide to how VA health care works
German Lopez, Vox

Behind the Veterans Affair scandal is a fairly complicated health-care system for veterans.

5 Things You Should Know About the Tiananmen Square Massacre
Noah Rayman, Time

Twenty-five years ago Wednesday, Chinese troops violently retook the square in Beijing where pro-democracy protesters had set up camp for weeks. The Tiananmen Square massacre left an unknown number dead, with some estimates in the thousands, and smothered a democratic movement.

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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