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Is Rising Extreme Poverty a Myth?
Robert VerBruggen, Family Studies

Critics argue that welfare reform made the poor even poorer. New research shows otherwise.

Protecting the conscience: A battle between pharmacists and Washington state
Barrett Duke, ERLC

The state’s total lack of concern for conscience in this matter is distressing.

The last country to abolish slavery is jailing its anti-slavery activists
Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz

Thirteen anti-slavery campaigners were sentenced for up to 15 years in prison in Mauritania last week, for their role in a protest aimed at denouncing the practice of slavery in the country.

Find Out How Many Jobs Your State Could Lose With a $15 Minimum Wage
Melissa Quinn, The Daily Signal

According to a new study from The Heritage Foundation, proposals at the state and federal levels to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour would lead to job losses in nearly all states and the District of Columbia.

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).