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One Way to Help Native Americans: Property Rights
Naomi Schaefer Riley , The Atlantic

The United States’ impoverished tribes cannot buy or sell reservation land. Changing federal policy could improve their fortunes.

Regulations Make Americans $4 Trillion Poorer
Ronald Bailey,

Too many rules are putting a major drag on economic growth.

Pope Francis calls our love of money a “basic terrorism against all of humanity”
Annalisa Merelli, Quartz

Pope Francis has made a thing out of attacking capitalism and its perils in one way or another. Yesterday (July 30), in a press conference during his flight back from his visit to Poland, the pontifex went so far as to say that love of money is the root of terrorism.

Does the Faith and Work Message Contradict the Gospel?
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

I was asked again at church a question I often receive, usually at faith and work conferences. “Aren’t you just talking about works righteousness?”

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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).