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Won’t Somebody Please Rescue the Poor Tradinistas Slaving Away as Baristas?
William M Briggs, The Stream

A difficulty with criticizing the Tradinista movement is the embarrassment of poverties: there are so many things wrong, one must pick and choose carefully.

The Vatican’s Illusions About Chinese Communism
David Feith, Wall Street Journal

Cardinal Joseph Zen says that the Holy See misunderstands how repressive China is.

Are Americans Too Corrupt to Value Liberty?
John C. Chalberg, FEE

The founders’ lodestars were liberty and equality. They assumed that greatness and strength would pretty much come along for the ride.

Can Poverty Lead To Mental Illness?
Emily Sohn, NPR

Can poverty really cause mental illness? It’s a complex question that is fairly new to science. Despite high rates of both poverty and mental disorders around the world, researchers only started probing the possible links about 25 years ago.

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).