Blog author: jcarter
Monday, January 4, 2016
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The public thinks the average company makes a 36% profit margin, which is about 5X too high
Mark J. Perry, AEI Ideas

When a random sample of American adults were asked the question “Just a rough guess, what percent profit on each dollar of sales do you think the average company makes after taxes?” for the Reason-Rupe poll in May 2013, the average response was 36%!

It’s Time for a ‘Persecuted Christians First’ Foreign Policy
Jason Jones and John Zmirak , The Stream

We must love our enemies, but not at the cost of letting them murder our friends.

Pope Francis urges an end to ‘indifference’ in 2016
Catherine Garcia, The Week

Speaking to thousands of people below him in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis shared his wishes for peace and compassion from a window in the Vatican on Friday.

Everything You Need to Know for Making an Annual Plan that Honors God and Gets Things Done
Glenn Brooke, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Far too many of us build an annual plan, file it away, and (maybe) don’t review it until it’s time for the end-of-year performance review or end-of-year report to donors or shareholders.