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Americans won’t vote for socialism once they know what it is
Paul Roderick Gregory, The Hill

Speculation about a socialist renaissance is premature. Americans won’t vote for socialists if they come to understand what socialism is.

What Causes Moral Hazard?
Jörg Guido Hülsmann, Mises Institute

A central occupation of economists is to analyze the nature, causes, and effects of incentives—the circumstances that are held to motivate human action. Economists agree on the positive role that “good” incentives play to increase production. They also agree that “perverse” incentives have an opposite impact. One of these perverse incentives is called moral hazard.

Government is to blame for America’s cost of living crisis
Ryan Bourne , CapX

Regulation and tax are pushing up the cost of essentials for poor households.

Why Biblical Leadership Is Usually Unglamorous
Glenn Brooke, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Our flesh whines against serving others, but it screams against hidden service.

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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).