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The 3 laws of social programs
Charles Murry, AEI Ideas

[An opportunity to recall the three laws of social programs in Losing Ground, because the backfires are not idiosyncratic. They occur everywhere and always for inherent reasons.

What’s the Most Important Economic Lesson Americans Need to Learn?
R.C. Sproul Jr., Ligonier Ministries

There are any number of appropriate ways to answer this question. I have for years now affirmed that the most foundational economic truth is that God owns everything.

Moynihan’s Family Arc
Hunter Baker, Touchstone

The missing element in a government jobs strategy.

Has America Lost the Protestant Work Ethic?
Timothy Dalrymple, Philosophical Fragments

Is the Protestant Work Ethic gone from the United States? . . . Or if you want to take up the second question: What accounts for the Asian American explosion in college fellowships?

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).