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Pay for success — How market forces can improve the social safety net
Angela Rachidi, AEI Ideas

Pay for Success is an innovative way to finance social welfare programs that could substantially improve the social safety net so that people can finally lift themselves up.

Actually Bernie, Markets, Not Socialism, Promote Kindness
Julian Adorney, FEE

Bernie Sanders’ success is remarkable. He may be behind in delegates, but he remains competitive in a two-horse primary race, despite being an avowed socialist who has made denouncing capitalism central to his campaign.

Congress Digs In for a Turf War Over Poverty
Russell Berman, The Atlantic

Paul Ryan is pushing lawmakers to tackle an issue Republicans have long ignored, but all Democrats see are cuts—and a familiar foil.

Occupational Licensing Reduces Mobility
Alex Tabarrok, Marginal Revolution

Brookings has a good memo on four ways occupational licensing reduces both income and geographic mobility

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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