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Dear Anti-Market Conservatives: Meet Wilhelm Röpke
Samuel Gregg, Library of Law and Liberty

Though conservatives are often portrayed as strong supporters of the free market, not all of them are. Now and in the past, many individuals have happily embraced the conservative label while expressing strong reservations about, if not outright rejection of, market economies.

Compassionate capitalism made me a Conservative
Rachel Maclean, CapX

If people are happy to be described as an entrepreneur, why is capitalist a dirty word?

Southern Poverty Law Center Gets Creative to Label ‘Hate Groups’
Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View

Principled conservatives are lumped together with bigots.

New York City Mayor Attacks Private Property, Praises Socialism
Alexandra Desanctis, The Corner

The cat’s out of the bag. In a Monday interview with New York magazine, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio admitted his disdain for private property and his desire for the government to control land distribution within the city.

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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