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Freedom Is Good for You
Ronald Bailey, Reason

Science proves overwhelmingly that economic freedom helps women, children, and other living things.

Metropolitan Hilarion believes that Western countries tend to dictatorship

Modern Western states move to absolute dictatorship, head of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion believes.

What Everyone Ought to Know About Breadwinner Moms
Rachel Taylor, The Foundry

The Heritage Foundation and the Independent Women’s Forum hosted “Breadwinner Moms: Truth Behind the Trend” yesterday to discuss the issues surrounding the rise of high-earning never-married and family-supporting women.

Government Spends Four Times the Amount Necessary to End Poverty in America
T. Kurt Jaros, Values & Capitalism

Peter Ferrara of the Heartland Institute recently wrote that the US Census Bureau “estimates that our current welfare spending totals four times what would be necessary just to give all the poor the cash to bring them up to the poverty line, eliminating all poverty in America.”

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).