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What Happens When We Don’t Talk About Virtue
Andreas Kinneging, The Imaginative Conservative

Although man is corrupt by nature, he is capable of acquiring virtues. He is born with a number of dangerous instincts, but he is capable of tempering and sometimes even stifling those instincts so that they do not flower into evil.

The Best Argument for the Gold Standard
Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg Opinion

There’s no reason to believe central bankers will be as responsible in the next 40 years as they’ve been in the past 40.

How Socialists Will Usher In a New Hell on Earth
John Horvat II, Crisis Magazine

There are those who hate this charity and desire to destroy the structures by which these material blessings flow. Indeed, we may face the coming hell of an America without charity.

A Blockbuster Bestseller on God and Politics
Greg Forster, TGC

One of the biggest U.S. bestsellers of the 20th century, a Christian reflection on the modern world’s political and social crises, is almost unknown among Christians 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).