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The Secularization of Vocation
Jordan J. Ballor, Public Discourse

On the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, it is worth returning to the thought of Martin Luther, particularly his understanding of vocation.

State lotteries are an exploitative tax on the poor
Joe Carter, ERLC

Lotteries are predatory gambling that exploit our poorest citizens.

The radiating mischief of protectionism
George F. Will, Washington Post

What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive ourselves into believing that corporate welfare can be seemly.

Free trade is the pragmatist’s ultimate ideal
Christopher Rowe, CapX

The defence of free trade must be grounded in concrete realities rather than intangible ideals.

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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).