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God or Government: What an Economy of “Nones” May Mean for Our Future
Kelly Hanlon, Public Discourse

G.K. Chesterton may have summed up our current situation best: men who stop believing in God do not believe in nothing, but believe in anything. It seems that we’ve moved from belief in God to belief in government, and are hurtling toward an ever-growing state.

Explainer: What you should know about Section 230
Erlc Staff, ERLC

The change would radically alter the protections afforded to companies under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (see below for an explanation of Section 230).

Utah’s Free-Range Kids Law Lets Parents Breathe Easy
Lenore Skenazy, Reason

Utah’s law states that letting your kids play outside, walk to school, wait briefly in the car (under some circumstances), and come home with a latchkey does not constitute neglect unless something else seriously bad is going on.

What Ancient Rome and Mosaic Law Teach Us about Work and Welfare
Walter Kaiser, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Such reliance on the government had a deleterious effect on the people’s incentives and character. They came to expect something for nothing.

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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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