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Warren Buffett explains — simply and clearly — why a $15 minimum wage is bad for workers
James Pethokoukis, AEI Ideas

Wise words from Warren Buffett. The Oracle of Omaha predicts how the rush to sharply raise the minimum wage will end. (Spoiler: badly for the people the policy purports to help.) And Buffett also offers a smart alternative to help low-income workers.

Appeals courts shoot down Catholic groups in contraception mandate cases
Gabriel Malor, Hot Air

It was a rough week for Catholic groups arguing that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act protects them from being forced to facilitate the provision of contraception to their employees in violation of the groups’ religious beliefs.

Why making sure girls go to high school is the best possible investment in public health
Angélique Kidjo, Vox

The Millennium Development Goals brought incredible attention to the importance of primary education for both girls and boys. But I think the level of education required to understand complex health information extends beyond primary school.

Should We Just Give Money and Then Walk Away?
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

We cannot solely focus on the short term. Doing so is a necessary but not sufficient condition for poverty alleviation.

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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).

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