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Survey: Pope Francis is still popular, but warm feelings waning among conservatives
Jack Jenkins, Religion News Service

Five years after Pope Francis ascended to the papacy, a new survey of U.S. Catholics reports that most still harbor warm feelings toward the pontiff — but his popularity is waning among political conservatives.

Julian Simon was right: we create faster than we consume
Marian L Tupy and Gale Pooley, CapX

Ingenuity is the ‘ultimate resource’ which brings higher yields or alternative products.

Foreign Aid Is Not the Answer to Global Poverty. Look to Freedom.
Patrick Tyrrell, The Daily Signal

High levels of economic freedom are strongly correlated with lower levels of poverty.

The US Is On The Brink Of A Full-Blown Trade War With The European Union
Sumantra Maitra, The Federalist

American policymakers can no longer ignore the conflict of interest between the EU and the U.S. on trade.

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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).