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The Division of Labor Is the Meaning of Life
Kevin D. Williamson, National Review

The historical origins of capitalism shed light on our current crisis.

Crony capitalism? Big business is actually losing influence over government
Tyler Cowen, MarketWatch

Counterintuitively, the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case is one reason.

Theologies of Public Life: Public Space as Shared Space
Greg Forster, The Green Room

My definition of public space would therefore be a space that is shared, at least in principle, among people who have different family affiliations and religious commitments

Steve Bannon’s ‘Economic Nationalism’ vs. Libertarian Globalism Is the Battleground of 21st Century Politics
Nick Gillespie,

If you want to understand the “economic nationalism” that undergirds the right- and left-wing populism currently sweeping Europe and the Americas, Alison Klayman’s new documentary The Brink is essential viewing.

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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).