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The great both/and of Catholic social teaching
Fr. Robert Barron, Catholic News Agency

For many on the left, Paul Ryan is a menace, the very embodiment of cold, indifferent Republicanism, and for many on the right, he is a knight in shining armor, a God-fearing advocate of a principled conservatism.

The Implications of Calling
Art Lindsey, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

We have lost sight of this perspective, and as a result we have lost any sense of calling. What is calling, and what does it mean for our lives?

Are Free Markets Compatible with the Bible?
Timothy Terrell, Economics for Everybody

A couple of years ago, I heard a talk given by a religion professor in which he argued that free markets were incompatible with the Bible. Let’s look quickly at some of the texts he used.

Prime Time for Paul Ryan’s Guru (the One That’s Not Ayn Rand)
Adam Davidson, New York Times

Ryan has repeatedly suggested that many of his economic ideas were inspired by the work of Friedrich von Hayek, an awkwardly shy (and largely ignored) economist and philosopher who died in 1992. A few years ago, it was probably possible to fit every living Hayekian in a conference room. Regardless of what happens in November, that will no longer be the case.

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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).