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How Religious Freedom Redefines Religion
Greg Forster, TGC

Religious freedom is reshaping the world. But while precious, it has come with a high cost.

A Guaranteed Income Would Undermine the Social Virtues of Work
John O. McGinnis, Library of Law and Liberty

The breadth of the human need for employment can be measured in the great unhappiness unemployment causes even in most generous European welfare states.

Law is Inherently Violent?
Mattias A. Caro, Ethika Politika

A “law is violence” approach is anti-intellectual, anti-Western, and certainly anti-Christian since it reduces man’s highest good and moral flourishing to the sum of his basest desires for self-preservation.

A Letter to My Son, Thomas, on Economic Nationalism
Don Boudreaux, Cafe Hayek

“Economic nationalism,” in short, is simply a set of crackpot ideas that delude people into believing that their economic self-immolation is really their economic salvation.

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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).