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Poverty and Perverse Incentives
Ross Douthat, New York Times

[T]he problem of marginal tax rates does suggest at least a few lessons for policymakers focused on mobility and the working poor.

Americans Recognize Obamacare’s Religious Liberty Problem
Sarah Torre, The Foundry

Americans see the problem with the religious liberty violation at the leading edge of Obamacare implementation, according to a new poll released by Rasmussen Reports this week.

Austerity and morality
Michael Gerson, Washington Post

The politics of austerity is inherently divisive. Some are judged worthy; others are found lacking

Why I am not a Communitarian
Howard Ahmanson, Blue Kennel

[A] big part of my problem with ‘communitarianism’ is that the ‘communitarians’ are not always clear on which of these a ‘community’ is. Is it a local government? A religious community? A society with certain customs?

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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