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What a 500-year-old movement can teach us about reforming capitalism
Judith Samuelson, Quartz

We know that rebuilding the most powerful, influential institution of our day is possible. It has happened before.

Pope Francis’s Bad Advice on Free Markets
Robert P. Murphy, National Review

In voluntary trade, boosting profits will help the world’s poor.

Occupational Licensing Is Just Another Form of Cronyism
Daniel J. Mitchell, FEE

Despite the insistence that it’s for consumer protection, all occupational licensing is good for is protecting incumbents from competition.

Three Biblical Examples that Disprove the Prosperity Gospel
Andrew Spencer, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Jesus is telling the audience that wealth and holiness are not directly related.

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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