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Supreme Court rejects pharmacists’ appeal on contraception
Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal from Washington state pharmacists who said they have religious objections to dispensing Plan B or other emergency contraceptives.

After slamming trade deals, Trump tangles with business leaders
Ginger Gibson, Reuters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump fired back at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, saying the nation’s largest business association needed to “fight harder” for American workers, after it issued a scathing criticism of his economic platform.

Free Ebooks: These Five Freedom Philosophers Will Liberate Your Mind
Dan Sanchez, FEE

We at FEE are happy to present the Essential series, five free ebooks collecting the key works of five great freedom philosophers: Leonard Read, Ludwig von Mises, Henry Hazlitt, F.A. Hayek, and Frédéric Bastiat. In each of these compact anthologies, you will find a powerful case for liberty.

What is the anthropological vision of work in a world in which work is unnecessary?
Rob Vischer, Mirror of Justice

I have always suspected that the movie “Wall-E” was a more accurate glimpse of the future than I care to admit — how do we get our minds around a world in which technology has made systemic underemployment a permanent and growing reality?

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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).