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Defending the Dream: Why Income Inequality Doesn’t Threaten Opportunity
David Azerrad and Rea Hederman, Jr., Heritage Foundation

Those who focus on income inequality have embraced a very different American Dream from the one that is familiar to most Americans. They still use the traditional language of opportunity, but their new dream has very little in common with the real American Dream.

The Biblical Case for Limited Government and Low Taxes
James Arlandson, American Thinker

The main principle here in this article is one that goes wrong: from simplicity to complexity. We need to reverse the process.

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How Licensing Laws Kill Jobs
Lisa Knepper, The Atlantic

Why does a manicurist in Alaska go through three days of training, while one in Alabama goes through 163?

Jubilee Myth #4: Does Jubilee Lead to Income Equality?
Art Lindsley, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

Some argue that the periodic “redistribution” of land at Jubilee kept the rich from gaining more wealth, and the poor from descending deeper into poverty.

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).