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Top 20% of Americans Will Pay 87% of Income Tax
Laura Saunders, Wall Street Journal

Households with $150,000 or more in income make up 52% of total income nationally but pay large portion of total taxes.

How roads transformed America
Bhu Srinivasan, CapX

The country consumed every drop of oil it produced and turned to the cheap global markets for more.

Everyone loses in an all-out trade war, but some of the poorest countries lose the most
Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post

Everyone loses if Donald Trump shifts the focus of his trade war to the World Trade Organization. But a new analysis of global trade in more than 5,000 commodities shows some of the world’s poorest countries would suffer most.

How Local Right-to-Work Battles Could Land at Supreme Court
Kevin Mooney, The Daily Signal

If a federal court strikes down a local right-to-work ordinance in Illinois, the case could move up to the Supreme Court, according to legal analysts who have argued in favor of similar initiatives in other parts of the country.

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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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