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Blog author: jcarter
Friday, March 25, 2016
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Crony Capitalism: Inefficient, Unjust, and Corrupting
Samuel Gregg, Crisis Magazine

Donald Trump’s candidacy has brought many topics to greater public attention: everything from frustration with the political correctness that the left uses to stifle debate, to wage stagnation and immigration policy. Another subject, however, that has gained significant traction because of the Trump campaign is the problem of crony capitalism—or, more simply, cronyism.

Right-to-Work laws and income inequality
Aparna Mathur, AEI Ideas

In a new paper, my co-authors and I study whether Right-to-Work (RTW) laws are possible contributors to increasing income inequality in the US. RTW statutes remove union membership as a prerequisite for employment by making it illegal for labor unions and employers to enter into contracts that require employees to be fee-paying members of a union.

SC Senate passes state registry of refugees
Andrew Shain, The State

The S.C. Senate approved a state registry of refugees Wednesday — a day after terrorists bombed a Brussels airport and subway station, killing more than 30 people and injuring another 250. The Senate voted 39-6 to start the registry, which could be the first of its kind in the nation.

Wrestling with the Troubling Transactions of Holy Week
Greg Ayers, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Two Christian economists converse about Jesus clearing the temple, Judas’s betrayal, and more.