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Free the Farms, Feed the Poor
Richard Mason, FEE

While agricultural subsidies sound good on paper, they lead to negative and even harmful effects for low-income consumers and farmers alike.

Are Christians Called To Influence Society? A Note Of Caution
Jonny Mellor, Think Theology

Christians holding positions of influence in society is a good thing. In fact, it’s an essential thing, if the good news of Jesus is going to spread and the church is going to grow. So, how should we respond to this?

Beauty Is At the Heart of True Conservatism
Gerald J. Russello, Crisis Magazine

Conservatism in a postmodern moment must therefore be different than the conservatism that motivated Burke or Taft or Disraeli or Reagan.

The Paradox of Profits
Arnold Kling, Medium

The paradox is that while the profits that accrue to any given individual may be unjust, the profit system itself is necessary in order to have a modern, progressive society. There is no simple way for us to enjoy the benefits of the system while overcoming all of the instances of injustice.

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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).