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Food Stamps Don’t Stimulate Economic Growth
Rachel Sheffield and T. Elliot Gaiser, The Foundry

The number of Americans on food stamps, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is at historic highs, but some on the left—like Paul Krugman—think that’s not such a bad thing because, as they argue, food stamps “stimulate” the economy.

Religious Freedom: The Cornerstone of Strong Social Architecture
Stanley Carlson-Thies, Comment

Our communities are populated by such a diverse and flourishing set of nonprofit organizations and businesses only because our government allow these organizations the freedom to exist.

Obligations Regarding Our Overseas Factories
Chris MacDonald, The Business Ethics Blog

Adherence to the law is seldom enough to guarantee that a company or individual has satisfied all relevant ethical obligations. This is of special significance in developing countries with underdeveloped legal and regulatory systems.

We cannot abandon Syrian Christians
Jim Wallace, OCP News

Allies of al-Qaeda are purging the areas they control of “infidels”. Why is the West ignoring this tragedy?

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).