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You can’t argue against socialism’s 100 per cent record of failure
Kristian Niemietz, CapX

No one may set out to curb democracy and human rights, but every socialist country has done so.

Pope Francis: The Church cannot be silent about economic suffering
Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency

In the preface to a book on his economic thought, Pope Francis has written that the Gospel is not an unattainable ideal, but something that the whole Church should seek, especially where there is economic injustice.

California’s War on ‘Economic Crimes’ Sounds Like Something From Soviet Russia
Steven Greenhut,

A state senator wants to crack down on “economic crimes” in the state’s underground economy.

Five Reasons Why Aquinas Supported Private Property
Andrew Spencer, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Men and women have a unique role in nature that is different than the animals and plants because of the Imago Dei.

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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).