Is Religious Freedom For Non-Christians Too?
Does religious liberty apply to non-Christian religions? Someone told me this week that he had seen a Baptist writer question whether Muslim Americans qualify for religious liberty “benefits.”
Poll: Over Half of Unemployed Workers are Giving Up Looking for Jobs
A recent study conducted by Harris Poll determined that 59 percent of workers who have been unemployed more than two years have already left the workforce completely. In total, 43 percent of jobless Americans say they’ve given up looking for employment, no matter how long they’ve been without work.
Majority of Americans Support Congressional Earmark Ban, Poll Shows
Andrew Egger, The Daily Signal
A majority of Americans continue to support the congressional ban on earmarks instituted by former House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, a new Economist Group/YouGov poll shows.
Capitalism Is Good for the Poor
Steven Horwitz, FEE
Critics frequently accuse markets and capitalism of making life worse for the poor. This refrain is certainly common in the halls of left-leaning academia as well as in broader intellectual circles. But like so many other criticisms of capitalism, this one ignores the very real, and very available, facts of history.