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"God and Money": A Review of a Groundbreaking Book in Christian Stewardship

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There have been countless books written about Christian stewardship of financial resources. Though most offer valuable insights, they often struggle at finding the right words to make lasting change in their readers' financial lives. Enter a new book, so transparent and direct that you'll feel like you're invading the authors' privacy. In God and Money: How [...]

Is There a Christian Way to Vote?

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After nearly 20 months of campaigning, tomorrow is election day. For most of us, the end of the 2016 election cycle has been long-awaited. To be honest, it is almost an afterthought for me, as I have been largely disengaged from the election for some time.

The Common Estimation of the Market: Domingo Bañez on the Just Price

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Since the University of Chicago removed courses in the history of economic thought from the list of courses required for their doctoral program in economics, the study has fallen into the shadows. Graduate and undergraduate students alike learn the standard textbook theories with no more of the historical background than what is provided by pop-out boxes in [...]

Dodd-Frank: Repercussions on Community Banks and Local Lending

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The circulation of liquidity in an efficient financial system is undoubtedly one of the primary pillars of economic progress. For the ever-changing dynamic of the current United States economy, a well-functioning financial system is fundamentally required for growth. However, the influence of the financial system is double-edged, and the recent financial cri[...]

Business as Usual: Challenges to Entrepreneurship in Mexico

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In 2011, Mexico ranked as the hardest working industrialized country in the world; its workers averaged 45 hours per week, an additional 519 hours annually more than the typical American worker. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) conducted in 2014, 19 percent of the Mexican population is actively involved in entrepreneurial endeavors, pla[...]

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