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Less Than Half in U.S. Would Vote for a Socialist for President
Justin Mccarthy, Gallup

Less than half of Americans (47%) say they would vote for a qualified presidential candidate who is a socialist — the same percentage Gallup found in 2015. A socialist candidate is the only one among a dozen hypothetical candidates about whom a minority of Americans say they are willing to give their vote.

Should Christians Try to Become Rich?
Greg Phelan, TGC

The biblical and historical evidence is that God does not primarily—or even frequently—advance his kingdom through philanthropy.

‘Humanity 2.0’ answers pope’s call for entrepreneurs with a conscience
Elise Harris, Crux

Pope Francis often has praised entrepreneurs for their creativity, zeal and commitment to the projects they launch, and he’s advocated for these personalities to employ their talents to tackle global problems such as poverty and inequality.

How Big Tech Threatens Economic Liberty
Hal Singer, The American Conservative

Under the current power dynamics, entrepreneurs are often faced with two options: sell out or get crushed.

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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).