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HHS Mandate “Serious” Threat to Religious Liberty
Ken McIntyre, The Foundry

Are the concerns of religious employers about a mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) simply a matter of getting “all worked up over nothing,” a new video asks, as the Obama Administration suggests?

When Liberals Misread Bastiat
Sheldon Richman, Reason

Slate’s Matt Yglesias furnishes the latest example of “vulgar liberalism.”

Why the Gold Standard Is the World’s Worst Economic Idea, in 2 Charts
Matthew O’Brien, The Atlantic

Whether it’s 1896 or 2012, it doesn’t make sense to crucify our economy on a cross of gold.

Hayek’s Serfdom: Fifty Years Later
Ralph E. Ancil, The Imaginative Conservative

In the present political and economic circumstances of the United States, the difficulty of attaining true liberty should have made us all covetous of it long ago. Instead, we seem to have whitewashed the fence that keeps liberty out while congratulating ourselves we were doing something worthwhile.

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).

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