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Property rights, not eminent domain, first function of good government
Ray Nothstine, Jones & Blount

Like all inherent rights, the right to private property tends to erode with the growth of government. While the American framers did not agree on everything, they were universal in their agreement that personal freedom and property rights were inseparable.

The Impossible (Pipe) Dream—Single-Payer Health Reform
Henry J. Aaron, Inside Sources

Single-payer health reform is a dream because, as the old joke goes, ‘you can’t get there from here.’

Marriage, Poverty and the Political Divide
Andrew L. Yarrow, New York Times

There remains some argument among lawmakers over which Americans should be able to marry, but nearly everyone agrees that marriage itself offers stability and economic benefits to couples and to society at large.

Shared housing as a poverty solution
Kevin C. Corinth, AEI

We often think there are only two ways to fight poverty — the government and private philanthropy. But living arrangements can be just as important

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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