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The Danger of the Universal Basic Income
David Rotman, MIT Technology Review

Giving everyone a “basic income” is the latest trendy idea sweeping Silicon Valley. It’s a terrible solution to a real problem.

On Trade, Donald Trump Breaks With 200 Years of Economic Orthodoxy
Binyamin Appelbaum, New York Times

Donald J. Trump’s blistering critique of American trade policy boils down to a simple equation: Foreigners are “killing us on trade” because Americans spend much more on imports than the rest of the world spends on American exports. China’s unbalanced trade with the United States, he said Tuesday night, is “the greatest theft in the history of the world.”

How Much Wealth and Income Does America’s 1 Percent Really Have?
Bourree Lam, The Atlantic

A new paper from the Brookings Institution suggest that the gap may actually be smaller than economists once thought.

The Upcoming Court Battle Over the HHS Mandate
Fr. Frank Pavone, Crisis Magazine

In what way can simply signing a document be a burden on you or your freedom?

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).