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How To Redirect Today’s Socialism And Fascism Towards Limited Government
Rachel Lu, The Federalist

In the midst of the nightmare, we might take comfort in this silver lining: if we wake up, there may still be a path forward.

Myth of the Rational Voter 2016
Bryan Caplan, EconLog

While the public perennially exhibits what I call anti-market and anti-foreign biases, 2016 is egregious. Sanders is anti-market bias personified, Trump is anti-foreign bias personified. Sadly, my claim that the median American is a “moderate national socialist – statist to the core on both economic and social policy” looks truer than ever.

Two States That Are Working to Protect Religious Liberty
Sarah Torre, The Daily Signal

With state legislatures entering the busiest time of their legislative calendar, a number of states are considering Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRA) that would protect citizens’ fundamental rights from unreasonable and unnecessary government coercion.

Understanding Injustices against the Excluded Poor
Baylee Molloy, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

There is something missing in the fight against global poverty: economic freedom. In our constant effort to define poverty, we have focused too narrowly on the symptoms of poverty and not enough on the actual cause.

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).