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What Is Capitalism and Where Did It Start?
Joseph Pearce, The Imaginative Conservative

Trade has always existed, and rich merchants have always been a part of the economic and political picture, but merchants have not always been the rulers, as they are today.

Capitalism and the Quest for Community
Brian Jones, Public Discourse

Defenders of capitalism need a more humane anthropology, sensitive to man’s social and communal nature, lest they forget to ask the crucial question of what economics is for.

Is This The Future? Capitalism For The Brightest And Socialism For Everyone Else
John Sexton, Hot Air

Vox published an interesting interview Sunday with Eric Weinstein. Weinstein is a managing director at Peter Thiel’s investment firm and is also the brother of (former?) Evergreen State College professor Bret Weinstein. The interview is about the future of capitalism and Vox has titled it “Why capitalism can’t survive without socialism.”

Texas churches damaged by Harvey sue FEMA
Melinda Skea, Becket Law

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented destruction, flooded churches in Texas have sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency, seeking equal access to disaster relief grants available to other non-profits.

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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