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Why Is the EU Celebrating Karl Marx’s Birthday?
Daniel J. Mitchell, FEE

Celebrating the 200th birthday of Karl Marx is a slap in the face of millions of people killed by communism.

A Crash Course on Karl Marx
Justin Taylor, TGC

Marx took over the forms and the spirit of his Jewish religious heritage, but not the content. He retained all the major structural and emotional factors of biblical religion in a secularized form.

Marx’s defenders should explain why his ideas never actually work
Kristian Niemietz, CapX

The anniversary of Marx’s birth is another chance for misguided leftists to claim he was ‘right’ about capitalism.

Equality Is a Mediocre Goal. Aim for Progress.
Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg View

Innovations should outstrip the growth of the economy. That means not everyone will be able to afford them at first.

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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).