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A Biblical Myth at the Origin of Smith’s The Wealth of Nations
Jordan Ballor, Moral Markets

There is a subset of scholarly literature that asserts that the title of Adam Smith’s famous work, The Wealth of Nations, is an allusion to passages from the Bible, such as Isaiah 60:5.

Behind the homelessness trend: broken homes
Carolyn Moynihan, Mercatornet

An Australian study finds boys are the biggest losers.

Why Do the Young Reject Capitalism?
Warren A. Stephens, Wall Street Journal

At the same time, they celebrate entrepreneurs and free enterprise. It’s a curious disconnect.

The Bible’s Three Big Lessons on Debt
Tim Challies,

The Bible has a lot to say about money, and for good reason. Money, we find, has a uniquely powerful way of exposing our hearts and displaying our priorities.

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).