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What the Founders Understood About Religious Freedom That We Must Recover
Michael Berry, The Daily Signal

Given the national discussion in recent days over whether the government may compel speech from an ordinary baker, now is an especially good time to consider the very first words of our charter document.

Of Course the Alt-Right Is Against Capitalism
Jeffrey A. Tucker, FEE

If any tribe seeks to control the market, they will have to abolish it first.

How the market could transform rural China
Derek Scissors, CapX

Further economic liberalisation would take China from middle income to rich.

Why Don’t America’s Rich Give More to Charity?
Helaine Olen, The Atlantic

They could certainly afford to donate bigger sums, but something seems to be holding them back.

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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).