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What is this Thing called Virtue?
Bruce Frohnen, The Imaginative Conservative

Today we occasionally hear the word “virtue” used—and not always in sarcasm.

What Jim Wallis, Chicago, and Free-Market Economists Can Teach Us About the Common Good
Tyler Castle, Values & Capitalism

As a conservative Christian who also cares deeply about “the least of these,” I would argue that it should only be government’s job to care for the poor as a last resort.

A Wealth-Creating Vs. A Wealth-Hoarding Culture
Jay W. Richards, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

A wealth-creating culture can be a sign of human flourishing, especially when a culture once in extreme poverty begins to create enough wealth to move beyond destitution.

America’s Schizophrenic Views Toward the Nanny State
Peter Wehner, Commentary

Even as public views of the federal government in Washington have fallen to another new low, the public continues to see their state and local governments in a favorable light.

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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).