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Five things I learned about envy in politics
Laura Seay, Washington Post

Why do some people seem to vote against their economic interests? Why do politicians enact policies that seem contrary to the interests of the people who vote for them?

If a Pure Market Economy Is So Good, Why Doesn’t It Exist?
Edward Stringham and Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, Mises Wire

If governments are so bad, why are they dominant throughout the world today? Indeed, is the widespread adoption of free markets ever likely to occur?

Five Principles of Urban Economics
Mario Polèse, City Journal

The accumulated wisdom of more than 50 years of research does allow us to state certain principles about the economies of cities. I propose five.

Marxism: A Primer
Bradley J. Birzer, The Imaginative Conservative

Unlike reality—which is infinitely and ultimately unknowable—Marxism as ideology pretends to understand the world, but, in reality, it offers only the merest shadow of true complexities.

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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).