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Why Marxism is The Opium of the Intellectuals
Bruce Ashford

With Marxism as its surrogate religion, the Communist Party offered itself as the “church” in which the people could be discipled while ushering in the final cure for mankind’s misery.

Want to Change the World? Invest in Institutions
Gordon T. Smith, TGC

If want to make a lasting difference, we must think in terms of institutions.

How Adam Smith Understood Humanity

Jesse Norman, a prominent Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party in Britain and the author of Edmund Burke: The First Conservative, now offers us a biography of “the father of economics,” as Adam Smith’s the subtitle dubs Scotland’s most famous thinker.

Democratic Socialism and Regular Socialism Have the Same Goal
Antony P. Mueller, Mises Wire

The longing for the socialist dream comes in part from the great success of capitalism as an engine of prosperity

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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).