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What Those Who Seek Socialism Really Need Is A Church And Family
Nathanael Blake, The Federalist

Plato taught us, in imprecise terms, that the socialism we need is not that of a command economy, but that of family, church, and community.

Global Poverty and the Lure of Resentment
James R. Rogers, Law and Liberty

Oxfam is reluctant to consider a troubling question: What if global poverty declined because economic inequality increased?

The Childhood Quality That’s the Best Predictor of Wealth, Health, and Happiness
Annie Holmquist, FEE

The question is, are you a parent who has the guts to instill the quality of self-control in the next generation?

Churches strike deal to restore Jerusalem holy site
Associated Press

The three churches in charge of Jerusalem’s holiest Christian site say they have reached an agreement to begin a multi-million dollar renovation of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

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).