Beyond America: Advocating for religious liberty around the world
Travis Wussow, ERLC
By nearly any measure, 2015 was the worst year to be a Christian in living memory. As the Obama administration and U.S. Congress recognized in early 2016, the so-called Islamic State has been perpetrating a genocide against Yezidis, Christians and Shia Muslims. As Secretary of State John Kerry said, the Islamic State “kills Christians because they are Christians; Yezidis because they are Yezidis; Shia because they are Shia.”
Donald Trump-Style Protectionism Could Hurt World Economy, IMF Chief Says
Abigail Abrams, Time
Donald Trump’s anti-trade policies and isolationist attitude could have dangerous consequences for the global economy, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde warned in an interview with the Financial Times on Thursday.
The Fines and Fees That Keep Former Prisoners Poor
Alana Semuels, The Atlantic
States and counties have upped the amounts they charge defendants, saddling those getting out of jail with huge amounts of debt they have little hope of paying off.
Free Markets Empower Women Entrepreneurs
Nima Sanandaji, FEE
It is difficult to find examples of male-dominated areas of the economy that were monopolized, or so heavily regulated that entrepreneurship was crowded out, by the rising European welfare states.