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The Cumulative Cost of Regulations
Bentley Coffey, Patrick McLaughlin, Pietro Peretto, Mercatus Center

Federal regulations have accumulated over many decades, piling up over time. When regulators add more rules to the pile, analysts often consider the likely benefits and compliance costs of the additional rules. But regulations have a greater effect on the economy than analysis of a single rule in isolation can convey.

The Spirituality of Snoopy
Jonathan Merritt, The Atlantic

How the faith of Charles Schulz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip, shaped his work.

Venezuela’s Government Just Instituted a Two-Day Workweek, Because It Needs to Save Electricity
Jordan Weissmann, Slate

Venezuela’s years-long economic disintegration hit a sad new milestone on Tuesday, when President Nicolas Maduro announced that government employees would work only on Mondays and Tuesdays for at least the next two weeks to save scarce electricity.

Summit aims to halt anti-Christian persecution
Catholic News Agency

This week’s #WeAreN2016 Congress aims to call on the world to stop the persecution of Christians and other minorities. Victims of persecution and leaders from around the world will speak about the need for action in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere.

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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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