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Currency and the Common Good

Peter J. Leithart, First Things

In Christianity, profit doesn’t shatter a closed cosmos because the cosmos was never closed to begin with.

The High Cost of Occupational Licensing
Antony Sammeroff, Mises Institute

Many policies can end up having the opposite effect from what is intended.

A Primer on Politics and Prudence
Derek Rotty, Crisis Magazine

Can we overcome, even heal, this political climate of deep division and distrust? Classical philosophy and Catholic teaching suggest that it is possible.

Hayek’s Tragic Capitalism
Edward Feser, Claremont Review of Books

A lapsed Catholic, Hayek grounded his defense of capitalism in an anthropology that is just short of Augustinian in its pessimism.

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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).