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A Missing Link in Poverty Alleviation: Humility

A Missing Link in Poverty Alleviation: Humility

Ultimately, humility provides an understanding that investing in individual relationships is essential in alleviating relative poverty. It means living under the consideration that we are merely vessels, used by God as He wills, for His glory and name. We do not possess the answers or end-all-be-all solution, yet, we do possess the God-given capacity to invest in relationships that sow good. And thus, with this proposed framework, the aim to care for those who are poor invokes something from all of us.

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Waste of a Space Race?

Waste of a Space Race?

In the end, the debate is not whether billionaires should pay their fair share in taxes or engage in more philanthropic activity. It’s about whether or not a society should allow its best and brightest to engage in innovative activity that will generate opportunity, promote flourishing, and help solve societal ills. Many think that these billionaires are simply engaging in a “bucket list” activity that will hurt the populace. Unfortunately, those thoughts are shortsighted. Without true innovators, we may not find the answers to tomorrow’s crises.

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The Insufficiency of Identity

The Insufficiency of Identity

The modern Western world gives incredible value to identity. Without an identity, you will not have peace. You will be either a mindless husk of a person, absorbing whatever happens to come down your gullet, or tossed by the winds of harsh modernity. Therefore, the path of “self-discovery” and finding an identity is deemed essential for all. However, this presents a problem for religious individuals (at least those who believe in a deity), since it does not necessarily include any external definition. Sure, the eventual joining of a social group – perhaps religious – is often the outcome of finding an identity. But the lack of external impetus is troubling, to say the least, since God, as an external actor, is off the table.

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A Case Against Charter Cities

A Case Against Charter Cities

In his famous 2009 TED talk, American economist Paul Romer proposed a revolutionary solution to the question of how a struggling country can break out of poverty when it’s trapped in a system of bad rules. The short answer? Charter cities. The longer answer is much more complex.

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Willing to Jump Ship

Willing to Jump Ship

When we think about generosity, money typically comes to mind. Being generous with our “giving” is boiled down to fiscal terms, with numbers as the telltale indicator of who has outdone another. Yet, our tendency to dwell on numerical terms alone reveals a more...

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Evangelical Anxiety is Resolved in Noahic Ambition

Evangelical Anxiety is Resolved in Noahic Ambition

Aspirations are not ungodly. Entering into politics is no sin. Wanting to influence the world for the better on a macro scale is admirable. To deny any of these would be antinomian, since to deny calling is to live a life that does not glorify God. But when we pursue our aspirations, political goals, and ambitious world-changing ideas, let us keep the example of Noah and take heed of the warning of the people of Shinar. If we do, we shall be well poised to exact change wherever we go.

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President Biden has Left the British Out to Dry

President Biden has Left the British Out to Dry

The best friend award will not be going to the US and UK this year, at least not at this pace. The British government has been searching far and wide for a new free trade deal with the US since its departure from the European Union in 2020. The problem for the Brits is that President Joe Biden’s administration is moving at a snail’s pace.

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