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What If Charity Replaced Taxation?
Jean Vilbert, FEE

Perhaps if the government demanded less (coercively), people would give more voluntarily.

Religious leaders gather at U.S. Capitol to pray for persecuted Christians
Elizabeth Bachmann, Catholic News Service

In the U.S. Capitol, between the House of Representatives and the Senate, members of Congress, priests, lobbyists, preachers, lay advocates and archbishops gathered together to pray July 15.

There are 16 million slaves around the world making our stuff
Annalisa Merelli, Quartz

While it’s easy to believe that slavery is limited to poor or underdeveloped countries, or countries with a questionable human rights record, it is actually happening everywhere.

Ready for the Green New Cronyism?
Daniel J. Mitchell, The American Conservative

AOC’s plans would amount to Solyndra on steroids, distorting the free market with new regulations and taxes.

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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).

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