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For a Charity Nowadays, Everything’s Political
Naomi Schaefer Riley, Wall Street Journal

Bethany Christian Services faces protests and lawsuits for its work with migrants and foster children.

Debt Is Not a Money Problem
Paul Tripp, Desiring God

It is both impossible and dangerous to solve personal debt by only talking about money.

Want a Socialist Society? First, Abandon Your Hopes and Dreams
Aaron Banks, Mises Wire

In recent history we have seen the rise and fall of many socialist states. Although the existing self-declared socialist states are kept alive by meager market reforms or neighboring-nation support, they maintain despotic control and low standards of living.

Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change
Jason Kottke,

In 1998, author and media critic Neil Postman gave a talk he called Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change. Here are the five ideas Postman shared that day, which are all still highly relevant today.

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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).