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Economic Consequentialism
Pat Archbold, National Catholic Register

To do something wrong, no matter the intended or even realized consequence, is to do something wrong. Period. I think this principle is often overlooked when it comes to the matter of public spending and public debt.

‘Virtual’ Public Schools Draw Interest of Religious Families
Omar Sacirbey, Sojourners

In the 2011-2012 school year, 275,000 students were enrolled in online K-12 programs, up from 50,000 a decade ago.

Why Your 2013 Paychecks Are 2 Percent Less
Joseph Henchman, Tax Foundation

The questions are already rolling in: why did my pay drop?

Latvia gives Greece a lesson in austerity
Anders Aslund, The National

In a severe crisis, it is much easier to cut public expenditures than to raise revenue. Moreover, taxpayers think the government should tighten its belt when they are forced to do so. Cuts in public spending accounted for two thirds of the Latvian fiscal adjustment.

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).