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The Powerful Headwinds Confronting Religious Freedom
Mark L. Movsesian, Library of Law and Liberty

The increasing religious polarization suggests that, unlike in the past, traditional believers cannot count on a widespread, if thin, cultural sympathy for their commitments

Adam Smith Likely Would Agree With Bernie Sanders that Our System Is “Rigged”—But He’d Offer a Better Solution
Lauren Brubaker, FEE

Smith’s advocacy of free markets doesn’t ignore cronyism; it’s a warning to be vigilant against it.

Google Bans Bail Bond Ads, Invites Regulation
Alex Tabarrok, Marginal Revolution

Google’s decision to ban ads from bail bond providers is deeply disturbing and wrongheaded.

The “Success Sequence” is a Framework for Helping Individuals Avoid Poverty: A Response to Eve Tushnet
Randy Hicks, Institute for Family Studies

If we believe that poverty often entails significant levels of suffering, then we have a moral responsibility to at least give a framework for avoiding it.

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).