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Subsidiarity and Trump’s Cabinet
Andy Smarick, Opportunity Lives

We might hope that the president’s preference for successful private-sector leaders would lead to non-technocratic policy-making. But Trump appears to have little aversion to a robust federal government, so long as he controls it.

Is Income Inequality Biblical?
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

It’s not the gifts that matter as much as how we apply them to this life.

The Goal of Socialists is Socialism — Not Prosperity
William L. Anderson, Mises Wire

The end of socialism is not a higher living standard or even making life better for the poor, as much as a socialist will talk about the well-being of poor people. No, the end of socialism is socialism, or to better put it, the ideal of socialism.

Religious Freedom Could Top Sessions Civil Rights Priorities
Sadie Gurman, Associated Press

Exactly how Sessions will approach the issue remains to be seen, but he has given [conservative Christians] plenty of reasons to be hopeful.

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).