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The Myth of the Zero Sum Game
Jay Richards, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

Myth #3: The Zero Sum Game Myth – believing that trade requires a winner and a loser.

Appeals court rules against HHS mandate
Michael Foust, Baptist Press

A federal appeals court has once again ruled against the Obama administration’s abortion/contraception mandate in a case that has strong implications for religious liberty.

University of Pittsburgh’s Rescher Prize to Alvin Plantinga
David J. Theroux, The Independent Institute

Plantinga has shown that those scholars who attempt to ground reality in naturalism are not just pursuing a futile quest leading to determinism and nihilism but are embracing views that defeat their very intellectual enterprise, including science itself. Unfortunately, many superb classical liberal and libertarian scholars remain unaware of Plantinga’s work and are oblivious of the profound weaknesses in their naturalistic assumptions.”

School Choice Is Nice, but It’s Freedom That’s Key
Neal McClusky, Cato at Liberty

Having the ability to choose a school is certainly better than being assigned to a single, government institution. But just being able to choose a school must not be the ultimate goal.

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).