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IFWE’s Midweek Memo – 11.27.13

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Offering you the latest news, opinion, and analysis on all things faith, work, and economics.

Lord of Our Wealth and Our Workweek byFaith

If Christians struggle to connect their faith to their jobs, connecting faith to economics can feel especially abstract. But Jay Richards, an IFWE distinguished fellow and author, believes that economics, like physics, is governed by laws, and those laws have been instituted by God. Therefore, Christians have a duty to rightly understand how those laws work. – Megan Fowler

Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions The Atlantic

We don’t plan long-term because if we do we’ll just get our hearts broken. It’s best not to hope. You just take what you can get as you spot it. – Derek Thompson

Black Friday’s Two-Way War on the Poor The New York Post

There’s nothing wrong with marketing ploys. But there is something wrong with preying on people’s impulses to the extent that they are sacrificing time with their families for one day that shouldn’t be commercialized. Time is the real gift. – Nicole Gelinas

Burden Bearing and Biblically-Based Healthcare Acton Institute

Throughout the history of the church, Christians have been actively involved in the provision and funding of health and medical resources. But for the past 50 years, these functions have been treated as political problems reserved for the state rather than matters to be addressed by the church. – Joe Carter

Why Strong Families are Essential to Liberty Values and Capitalism

Ultimately, Pearlstein connects nationwide family problems to both our economy and our morality, showing that they are detrimental to personal lives and our society’s health. – Joy Pullmann

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