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Food Aid Feeds Conflict and Dependence
Tirzah Duren, FEE

Spending more on aid is only a positive if current programs are working, which they are not.

Stop loan sharks with fair lending options, frugal lifestyles, pope says
Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service

Usury is a grave sin that must be fought by building more just and humane economic and financial systems as well as by teaching people to live within their means, Pope Francis said.

A bitter legal fight over a Philadelphia soda tax could decide the future of sugar taxes in the US
Chase Purdy, Quartz

In a last-ditch effort to dismantle Philadelphia’s new soda tax, opponents—led by the soda industry—are taking their lawsuit to the highest level of a state’s judiciary.

Rent Control Needs Retirement, Not a Comeback
Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View

The definition of policy insanity is to repeat the same mistake and hope for a different, better outcome.

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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