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What “Deep Christian Convictions” of “Democratic Socialism”?
Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine

Clearly, the teachings of the Church reject the notions of a moderate socialism that’s allegedly infused with or grounded in the Christian faith.

Washington Can’t Solve Our Problems, but Civil Society Can
Richard Graber, FEE

Americans’ trust in the federal government’s ability to solve problems is at its lowest point in decades.

Individual truths, democratic truths, expert truths and market truths
Scott Sumner, EconLib

I believe that market truth is almost always the most reliable method of identifying the truth.

Hijacking Liberalism: Spencer’s The Man Versus the State
Alberto Mingardi, Law and Liberty

At best, scholars often view Spencer as a magnificent dinosaur, at worst a grumpy phantom of Christmas past—this is a mistake.

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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).