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A Guide to the 2013 Social Security Trustees Report
Charles Blahous, e21

Social Security’s total financing shortfall is now larger than it has been at any point since the 1983 reforms, and indeed now requires legislative corrections more severe than those enacted at that time.

Rate Shock: In California, Obamacare To Increase Individual Health Insurance Premiums By 64-146%
Avik Roy, Forbes

One of the most serious flaws with Obamacare is that its blizzard of regulations and mandates drives up the cost of insurance for people who buy it on their own.

What Good are Foreign Aid and Humanitarian Intervention?
Luca Gattoni-Celli, The American Spectator

Humanitarian action, whether short-term aid after a crisis or long-term development assistance, is generally approached as a technical challenge. Economist Chris Coyne challenges this engineering mentality in his new book Doing Bad By Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails.

Religious Liberty and Complacent Christianity
Samuel Rodriguez, Christian Post

Silence is not an option. For with conviction and compassion we understand that a posture of complacency today will result in a position of captivity tomorrow.

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).