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Bribery Taints $2 Trillion of Transactions Globally, IMF Says
Ian Talley, Wall Street Journal

The broader cost of graft, fraud and other forms of official corruption is likely much higher.

The Promises and Perils of Christian Politics
Russell Kirk, The Imaginative Conservative

Every generation fights the same battles over again. So it is that many Christian communions, in the 1980s as in the 1930s, are deafened by fife and drum ecclesiastic.

Could The Next Bill Gates Hail From Africa?
Laura Secorun Palet, Ozy

They are determined to tend to the root causes of problems, moving away from “Band-Aid” solutions and one-off projects that disappear when the funding dwindles after a few months.

Don’t solve problems, stop causing them
Scott Sumner, EconLog

Given that I share the same utilitarian value system of many progressives, you might expect me to also be a progressive. If I had to provide a one sentence explanation of why I am not, I might use the title of this post.

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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).

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