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If we really care about the poor, shouldn’t we want better official data on poverty?
Nicholas Eberstadt, AEI Ideas

One might think that a truly compassionate society would demand detailed, accurate and useful data to guide anti-poverty efforts and improve social outcomes. It is a shame — some might say a scandal — that we as a nation have manifestly failed to do so. Indeed, we have largely neglected the task of generating policy-relevant data about the condition of our poor and vulnerable for the past 40 years.

What Makes a Society Thrive?
James Stoner and Harold James, Public Discourse

A collection of essays helps the public understand the elements that make up a society where people can flourish, the reasons for our society’s current problems, and some avenues for potential reform.

Nightmare Of Sex Trafficking
Melissa Boughton and Dave Munday, The Post and Courier

Victims in s.c. Pay a high price in an industry fueled by greed, lust.

Freedom in the New Testament
Art Lindsley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

It is not that political freedom or freedom from slavery was unimportant, but that there was an even deeper bondage that had to be overcome first of all. With the Greeks, the problem was with the mind, but in the New Testament, the problem was the bondage of the will.

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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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