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The conservative renaissance has begun
Christopher Buskirk, Washington Post

This conservative renaissance is young but vigorous. It embraces — but is also bigger than — Trump.

How More Than a Billion People Got Access to Financial Services in Less Than a Decade
Paul Kiernan, Wall Street Journal

About 1.2 billion adults gained access to financial services between 2011 and last year, the World Bank said Thursday, as the internet and mobile phones increasingly connected far-flung communities to the global financial grid.

Why the 1960s social engineers never built the ‘Great Society’
Richard M Ebeling, CapX

Plans for a ‘Great Society’ were driven by the same hubris as the planning for Vietnam, and were as flawed.

Purpose after prison: One man makes the most of his second chance
Emily Greene, ERLC

“I was always high every day . . . always in fights, always getting shot at or shooting at somebody,” Jon Kelly says. “I for sure did not think I would make it past 16.”

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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).