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The State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights: Concerns and Five Recommendations
Paul Marshall, Providence

One problem with some recent formulations of rights is that anything regarded as politically good or just tends to be formulated per se as a right. This is a strong American predilection, but it is also present elsewhere.

Yesterday, the Beatles, and the Value of Earned Success
Samuel R. Staley, The Beacon

The movie Yesterday is a tribute to the enduring legacy of popular music and its ability to bring joy to the human heart. Indeed, the movie succeeds as entertaining summer diversion. But it succeeds on another level as well by exploring the meaning and the dignity of work.

No ‘Bee-Apocalypse,’ Thanks to Free Markets
Ronald Bailey, Reason

A new study finds no dramatic and widespread economic effects from colony collapse disorder.

What Does the Old Testament Say About Poverty and Riches?
Walter Kaiser, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

It is clear the Bible calls the rich to help the poor, but also calls the poor to help themselves

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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).