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The Cutthroat World of Capitalist Reality TV
Caitlin Flanagan, The Atlantic

Shark Tank, The Toy Box, and Funderdome offer a mesmerizingly shallow view of American entrepreneurship.

Why Won’t The Nightmare Dream Of Communism Die?
Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

A century of Communism achieved four main results: poverty, oppression, war, and mass death. So why does anybody still think collectivism is ‘idealistic’?

Michael Novak: A Model for Social Scientists
C.R. Pakaluk, Public Discourse

The “real human person” was the persistent subject of Michael Novak’s life’s work. Novak wanted real, gritty, ordinary persons, in ordinary life, and he wanted a political and economic order for those real, gritty, ordinary persons.

Key takeaways about Orthodox Christians
Jeff Diamant, Pew Research

Orthodoxy is the third-largest branch of Christianity, after Catholicism and Protestantism. Today, there are approximately 260 million Orthodox Christians in the world, according to a new Pew Research Center report.

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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).