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Are You Really Pro-Liberty? Here Are a Few Tests.
Walter E. Williams , The Daily Signal

True liberty requires coexisting with people who say things and engage in voluntary acts that we deem offensive.

What Do Taxes Have to Do with Child Poverty?
Andrew Stettner, The Century Foundation

It is simple math that additional cash from refundable tax credits immediately lifts children out of poverty by boosting their families’ balance sheets.

Orthodox Social Thought: A Primer
Nicholas Sooy, Public Orthodoxy

Two Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Reince Priebus and George Gigicos, are in high ranking positions in the Trump administration, meaning that Orthodox Social Thought (OST) is as relevant now as it has ever been.

Pope says closing firms without protecting workers ‘very grave sin’
Philip Pullella , Reuters

Managers who close businesses, shut factories or restructure firms without fully considering the impact on workers and their families are committing a “very grave sin”, Pope Francis said on Wednesday.

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).