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Pope Well-Intentioned But Misguided on Climate Change
William O’Keefe, E21

Pope Francis, a holy man whose life and values can serve as a model for all, has become convinced that human activities involving fossil use are the cause of recent hurricanes.

Digital Dreamers, Markets, and “the Internet of Everything”
Ryan Shinkel, Library of Law and Liberty

There is a story to the rise of the Internet larger than a history of who invented what. The information age has a broader context.

Does being religious or spiritual make you more ethical at work?
Subramaniam Ananthram and Christopher Chan, The Conversation

Can religion and spirituality promote ethical behaviour in the workplace? It’s a contentious issue, but our research comprising interviews with forty Indian top level executives suggests it might.

The Democrats have become socialists
Dana Milbank, Washington Post

When Bernie Sanders launched his bid for the Democratic nomination, he was often asked whether he, a democratic socialist, would actually become a Democrat. Now, more than a year after he ignited a movement with his unsuccessful bid, that question is moot. The Democrats have become socialists.

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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).