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The Never Ending Battle of Ideas Between Capitalism and Socialism
Marian Tupy,

The U.S. may have won the cold war, but the ideological struggle never ended.

The human cost of land regulation
Vanessa Brown Calder, CapX

Zoning regulations give local government huge amounts of discretionary power.

Tax Reform Bill Moves Closer to Free-Market Energy Policy
Nicolas Loris, The Daily Signal

The GOP’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act makes a profound policy statement that is to be commended: The goal of the bill’s energy measures is “to move closer to a free-market energy agenda.”

The Impoverishment of Law and the Loss of Ordered Liberty
Adam J. MacLeod , Public Discourse

In their new book, Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Girgis make a strong case for pluralism and ordered liberty, while John Corvino drafts a blueprint for a comprehensive despotism that would consume the preconditions and legal safeguards for ordered liberty.

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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).