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Egypt: Coptic Orthodox Church Helps Feed Poor Muslims

In an initiative launched by the Coptic Orthodox, hundreds of poor Muslim families in the Egyptian district of Nasser in the province of Beni Suef are being fed.

The Two Forms of Social Order
Arnold Kling, Library of Economics and Liberty

In any society, who is allowed to form an organization that competes with powerful economic and political interests?

We can end poverty, but at what cost?
Chris Blattman, Washington Post

Paternalism and high price tags could mean that the charities are helping only one person when they could be helping two, three or four.

Socialism as Transableism
Anthony Sacramone, Strange Herring

No matter how many times a “redistribution of wealth” scheme proves to be the long-term impoverishment of everyone; no matter how many times a Rube Goldberg bureaucracy grinds to a halt, tripping up the very people it’s supposed to move forward; no matter how many economies socialism, right-wing or left-, destroys—it always finds a taker.

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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).