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Powerbull: The Lottery Loves Poverty
Arthur C. Brooks, Wall Street Journal

It’s bizarre: States push lotto tickets on the poor, earn $70 billion, and then put the buyers on welfare.

The Marvel of Markets: God’s Medium for Us to Serve Each Other
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Understanding economic principles is important for developing a holistic definition of stewardship, a concept IFWE always seeks to place in the correct biblical framework.

To Fight Cronyism, We Need a Separation of Business and State
Daniel J. Mitchell, FEE

Is U.S. productivity low because would-be entrepreneurs are focused on the wrong work?

For most Americans, parochial school education outshines public schools
Catholic News Agency

About 63 percent of Americans said parochial or church-related schools provide an excellent or good education, compared to 44 percent who said the same of public schools, Gallup reports. But there are partisan differences, with Republicans much more positive about church schools.

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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).