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A Conservative Response to the Student Debt Crisis
Nick Phillips, The American Conservative

Introducing some market discipline can benefit everyone—especially the student borrowers who most need help.

Now It’s Liberal States Clashing With the Federal Government Over Religious Freedom
Emma Green, The Atlantic

California, Pennsylvania, and others have sued over new policies on contraceptive coverage.

Pope Francis says work’s not just an occupation, but a mission
Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency

In a letter for the conclusion of a conference on labor on Friday, Pope Francis said work is about more than just doing something for money, but about cooperating with Christ’s work of redemption in how we care for others and the earth.

Hayek Was Right, Welfare is False Philanthropy
Brittany Hunter, FEE

Forcing “ideal” behavior through coercion does not make people moral. People will do almost anything when forced.

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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).