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Socialism Destroys the Human Character
Theodore Dalrymple About Theodore Dalrymple, National Review

True socialists do not want a better world, they want a perfect one. That is why they so often view piecemeal amelioration with disdain or even hostility, and why they are willing to sacrifice the happiness of a present generation for the imagined bliss of a generation to come in the distant future.

Why the Elites Look Down on Manual Labor
José Niño, Mises Wire

Since the $15 minimum wage has become a major policy proposal in America, many politicians feel that certain forms of work are undignified.

The Equality Act Will Harm Religious Freedom
Thomas F. Farr, RealClearReligion

Supporters of the Equality Act claim it will increase equality in America, but it will actually harm one of the most fundamental rights we all share as Americans – religious freedom. It purports to ban discrimination, but it actually bans disagreement.

How Louisiana Undermined Its Own School Choice Program
Jude Schwalbach, The Daily Signal

The Louisiana Scholarship Program has produced lower testing results than private school choice programs in other states.

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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).