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Married Parents: One Way to Reduce Child Poverty
W. Bradford Wilcox, Family Studies

The economic value of marriage for children should not be underestimated.

The Danger of “Public” Education
Murray N. Rothbard, Mises Wire

The key issue in the entire discussion is simply this: shall the parent or the State be the overseer of the child?

Caring for the Poor: The Difference in Doing vs. Feeling Good
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

At the heart of our discussion was the haunting question of whether certain attempts to alleviate poverty amount to just feeling good—without doing good.

Drug Dispute Shows Importance of Intellectual Property Rights
C. Boyden Gray, RealClearPolicy

Legal protections for intellectual property (IP), undergirded by the U.S. Constitution, are a major reason why our economy has led the world over the past century. But that historical legacy cannot be taken for granted. A high-profile lawsuit between leading U.S. and European life sciences companies illustrates some of the dangers.

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).