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New Poll Finds Texas Voters Favor Private School Choice
Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

School choice may be a contentious topic in the legislature, but a new survey shows more than half of Texas voters favor increasing student access to private schools.

Why Christians Should Care About Transaction Costs
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

Where do we see transaction costs in our lives today? In Common Sense Economics, economists Jim Gwartney, Richard Stroup, and Dwight Lee give us three broad types of transaction costs.

Could a program tracking identities of 1.3 billion Indians be the secret to ending poverty?
Howard Schneider, Wonkblog

Could a semi-Orwellian program to collect biometric data for 1.3 billion Indians become a key tool to pulling people out of extreme poverty and integrating them into the global economy?

Second Attempt to Bar Religious Law in Oklahoma Courts Succeeds
Melissa Steffan, Christianity Today

The Oklahoma State Senate has approved a new bill that prohibits courts from applying any foreign or religious law in state courts—and lawmakers hope this bill is more successful than its predecessor.

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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