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Happy Birthday, Milton Friedman: Champion of Educational Freedom
Brittany Corona, The Foundry

On the late, great, Nobel Prize–winning economist Milton Friedman’s 101st birthday, it is fitting to remember his legacy of school choice and continue the fight for educational opportunity he left for us.

My “Success” Story: What I Learned from Jesus and John Wooden
Tyler Castle, Values & Capitalism

Our culture tells us two hopeful, but also damaging, lies about success. They are: 1) “If you work hard enough, you can be anything you want to be;” and 2) “You can be the best in the world.”

Why U.S. International Religious Freedom Policy Fails
George Weigel, First Things

According to Dr. Farr, “it would be difficult to name a single country in the world over the past fifteen years where American religious freedom policy has helped reduce religious persecution or to increase religious freedom in any substantial or sustained way.”

C.S. Lewis and the Three Enemies of Work
Elise Amyx, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

While most of us don’t know what it feels like to cram for an exam while bombs are exploding in the distance, we can all relate to feeling that our work isn’t very important from time to time.

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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).