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Learn to Stop Regulatory Creep
Michael McShane, U.S. News and World Reports

Most regulations and requirements make sense when they’re looked at in isolation, but they add up. By my count, members of the Missouri legislature filed almost 300 bills related to education this session, all probably reasonable to the folks who drafted them. But if all were enacted, think of the new burdens they would place on teachers and administrators.

Socialism’s Bloody History Shows Millennials Should Think Twice Before Supporting It
Stella Morabito, The Federalist

Socialism demands that we place blind trust in whoever takes the power to distribute society’s goods and services. History shows those who have this power abuse it in horrific ways.

What Companies Can Do When Work and Religion Conflict
Kabrina Krebel Chang, Harvard Business Review

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits, among other things, religious discrimination in any facet of employment. Not only must employers not treat workers differently based on their religion, but when a conflict arises between a religious practice and a workplace policy, employers must also try to accommodate the employee.

Flint’s Water Wasn’t “Run like a Business” – and Its Residents Suffered for It
Logan Billman, FEE

The Flint water crisis has been a disaster. However, many are blaming the wrong people, for the wrong reasons.

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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