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Trump’s victory could be good news for persecuted Middle East Christians
Ed West, Catholic Herald

Middle East Christians in America and beyond appear to be behind the new president due to his pro-Russian, anti-Saudi leanings

Redefining business leadership as ‘stewardship’
Terence Chatmon, Washington Times

The Fellowship of Companies for Christ International is redefining the rules on business. Markets with a conscience thrive. Most people would say that a business exists to produce shareholders’ value, or profits. This is a true statement of sorts, but can a nation thrive with this belief?

Internet Freedom Wanes As Governments Target Messaging, Social Apps
Alina Selyukh, NPR

For decades Freedom House has been ranking the world on free speech, political and civil rights. In recent years, this nongovernmental organization has extended its research into the state of the Internet. And for the sixth consecutive year, it has found Internet freedom on a decline.

Money and Banking
Josh Hendrickson, The Everyday Economist

You might be able to teach an entire course on the microeconomics of money and banking based on the following thought experiment.

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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).