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Aristotle’s Defense of Private Property: 4 Reasons Communal Property Is Inferior
Paul Meany, FEE

Aristotle’s arguments on property are still relevant today. Many free-marketeers have forgotten that there are more benefits of private property than mere economic efficiency.

Amendment to Protect Religious Freedom of Adoption Providers Attached to Appropriations Bill in House
Rachel del Guidice, The Daily Signal

An amendment to protect the religious freedom of adoption providers was passed by the House Appropriations Committee to be part of the fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill in a vote Wednesday.

Nicaragua VP says God favors repression against priests, people
Inés San Martín, Crux

As the government of Nicaragua struggles to maintain control amid a spiraling cycle of protests over its economic policies and human rights record, it’s launched a new crackdown on the Catholic Church, stopping a group of priests who were trying to broker a dialogue between pro- and anti-government forces.

Reenvisioning Cities for the Sake of Biblical Flourishing
Andrew Spencer, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Is a city merely the sum of its buildings, zoning ordinances, and cultural offerings?

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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).