Puerto Rico launches tax crackdown on churches
Kaitlyn Landgraf, Crux
Religious institutions in the United States enjoy broad exemptions from federal taxes, but in Puerto Rico this month, officials are beginning the unprecedented move of auditing churches that abuse their tax-exempt status as part of the island’s efforts to combat its crippling debt crisis.
The incredible miracle in poor country development
Noah Smith, Noahpinion
The amazing improvement in the quality of life of the world’s poor people should be common knowledge by now.
The Chinese Christian Crackdown
The American Interest
Between 1,200 and 1,700 crosses have come crashing down over the past two years in China’s Zhejiang Province, where the brutal repression of Christians has also seen churches demolished and pastors imprisoned, all with the blessing of top party officials.
How Journalists Manipulate You Into Favoring Big Government
John Bicknell, The Federalist
The language we foist upon people becomes the language in which they think about public policy.