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.