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The wealth of nations begins at home
Alysse ElHage and W. Bradford Wilcox, Mercatornet

The savings rate is nearly double in countries with the most two-parent families.

New Government Rules Protect Conscience Rights in Health Insurance
Joe Carter, TGC

Earlier this week the Trump administration released two final rules to provide conscience protections for Americans who have a religious or moral objection to health insurance that covers contraception or abortifacients.

Globally and abroad, experts say religious freedom more than a ‘commodity’
Inés San Martín, Crux

If repressive regimes have a strong correlation with the rise of religious terrorism, Philpott argued, then the U.S. has a strong national security interest in encouraging free regimes, the kind that allow for religion.

Integrating Catholic Social Teaching With Economics and Natural Science
Jay W. Richards, Public Discourse

Thoughtful Catholics should integrate the discoveries and insights of economics and science with the principles of Catholic social teaching, and ultimately, with the natural moral law and revealed theology.

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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).