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Development must focus on human person, Vatican officials say
Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, opened the conference marking the 50th anniversary of Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical “Populorum Progressio,” a social encyclical on development.

Reducing Poverty by Reforming Housing Policy
Edgar O. Olsen, AEI

Low-income housing assistance is fertile ground for reforms that would provide better outcomes with less public spending.

How the GOP swiped the mantle of populism from Democrats
Noah Millman, The Week

While it’s tempting to call this simply another case of bait-and-switch, the real answer is a little more complicated than that — and sheds light on why Democrats have a hard time “getting” populism.

Is Homemaking Part of God’s Economy?
Anna Arnold, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

This twisted take on the role of moms not only ignores the real work women do in the home but adds guilt to the mix.

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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).