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IFWE’s Weekly Recap – 11.29.13

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A recap of what’s happened on the blog this week.

What the Five Myths of Jubilee Mean for Poverty Art Lindsley

State involvement does not absolve Christians of individual or corporate responsibility. Certainly Christians must be concerned about the poor, the stranger, the widow, and the orphan because God requires us to do so.

What Does the Image of God Have to Do with Economics? Shawn Ritenour

Because God thinks and acts with purpose and because man is made in the image of God, we know that man is able to think and act with purpose. This Christian understanding of man as a rational actor is the foundation of all sound economics.

Pilgrims, Prosperity, and Property Rights Hugh Whelchel

This year, when we sit around our dining table with family and friends, we should also remember that what we are really celebrating is the birth of freedom and free enterprise in America.

Markets, Movies, and Media Brian Baugus

It is a common stereotype that the media and entertainment business is not friendly to free markets…[but] the fact that there are enough movies to make up multiple posts is a positive sign.

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