The fate of religious freedom in the former USSR, 25 years after its collapse
Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News
When the Soviet Union was dissolved on Dec. 26, 1991, the future looked bright for faith groups. During nearly 70 years of Soviet rule, religious practice had been gradually forced out of public and private life. Faith leaders were sent to labor camps and sacred buildings fell into disrepair.
Americans Rate Healthcare Providers High on Honesty, Ethics
Jim Norman, Gallup
Most Americans trust their healthcare providers to be honest and ethical, but few other professions fare so well in Gallup’s annual look at honesty and ethical standards among various fields.
Will the Minimum Wage Debate Ever Be Settled?
Bourree Lam, The Atlantic
States are implementing new laws about worker pay. That will provide plenty of research fodder for economists who can’t seem to agree on whether raises are good or bad for workers.
Edmund Burke on Free Will, Christian Charity, & the Good Society
Bradley J. Birzer, The Imaginative Conservative
Christianity, Edmund Burke held, is the great equalizer. Not only is it the first force in the world to recognize the moral equality of all men and women, but it allows the high and the low to become one in their equal desire for the good society.