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The Bible and Hayek on What We Owe Strangers
Sarah Skwire, FEE

It’s so much easier to sympathize with our own problems and with the problems of those we love than with the problems of complete strangers.

Raising the Minimum Wage Won’t Reduce Inequality
Christos Makridis, The New Republic

Many of the articles in the mainstream press promoting minimum wages are incompatible with basic economic principles.

The Troubling Stakes of the Originalism-Living Constitutionalism Debate
S. Adam Seagrave, Public Discourse

Any defense of constitutional originalism depends on accepting the principles of natural law and natural rights on which the Constitution was founded. Unfortunately, these principles no longer have meaning for most judges, politicians, and ordinary citizens today—which has troubling implications for the future of our republic.

Candidates Make Mishmash of Religious Liberty
Quin Hillyer, PJ Media

Perhaps a modern presidential primary debate, full of political one-upmanship, is not the best place to look for thoughtful answers to serious questions – but, still, it was infuriating to see the way every Republican on stage Thursday night made a complete hash of the issue of religious liberty.

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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