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Why Economics Is Not a ‘Worldly’ Discipline
Shawn Ritenour, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

A proper understanding of economics is crucial for our obeying and fulfilling the cultural mandate given to us by God in the first two chapters of Genesis.

A French Revolution?
Guillaume De Thieulloy, Law and Liberty

For the last three weeks, France has been a theater of demonstrations, and even riots, against taxation. This movement is called the gilets jaunes in reference to the high-visibility yellow security vests worn by protesters.

Republicans Rejected Free Trade for No Good Reason
Michael R. Strain, Bloomberg Opinion

Many Americans may be frustrated with economic and cultural change, but they are not protectionists.

The Best Argument Against Minimum Wage Laws: You Don’t Own Other People
Tom Mullen, FEE

Like anything else, the seller—the prospective employee—owns what is offered for sale.

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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).