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The 4 Types of Poverty, and How to Cure Them
Robert L. Woodson Sr., The Daily Signal

Over the past 10 years, in spite of massive and growing funding of America’s anti-poverty agenda, the percentage of individuals able to support themselves free of government welfare has declined. The fundamental reason the nation has failed to effectively reduce dependency and promote self-sufficiency is that we’ve been misdiagnosing poverty.

Obama Welcomes the Pope but Not the Pope’s Core Beliefs about Life and Liberty
Rob Schwarzwalder, The Stream

President Obama’s remarks upon greeting the Pope at the White House generally were lovely. There was also, within them, a great deal of moral irony.

Pope Francis challenges us to include the poor in society
Timothy P. Carney, AEI Ideas

Pope Francis never stops talking about the poor — and that’s good. The question is whether we Americans can understand what he’s saying.

Do public goods have to be public? Not in some African countries.
Danielle Carter Kushner, Lauren M. MacLean and Jeffrey W. Paller , Washington Post

Private schools are part of a larger trend across the world, in which more and more intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), faith-based organizations, multinational corporations, for-profit businesses, and community-based organizations deliver a range of services that we’re used to getting from the government.

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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