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How To Make Sure Your Charity Doesn’t Keep People Poor
James Huenink, The Federalist

Americans are incredibly generous, but we give of our time and money in all the wrong ways. Here’s how we can truly help in the aftermath of disaster.

How America Ranked in New Study of Nations’ Generosity
Leah Jessen, The Daily Signal

When it comes to generosity, the United States came in second in a new edition of an annual index.

Homesharing Falls to Cronyism in Manhattan
Brittany Hunter, FEE

Instead of innovating, the hotel industry resorted to cronyism and pressured the Governor to increase regulations on competition.

Why more people feel poorer, even if they’re not
Allison Schrager, Quartz

Believe it or not, most Americans have never lived so well. Inflation-adjusted incomes may be stagnant, but these incomes can buy more goods and services, life expectancies are higher, and most Americans have more leisure time to spare. Yet you often hear about how terrible things are for the average American household. That may be true, too.

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).