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Yes, It’s Better To Be Poor In The Mississippi Delta Than In Bangladesh
John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist

Nobel laureate Angus Deaton recognizes the plight of America’s poor, but he’s reluctant to say the poor are often the authors of their own misfortune.

Are Freer Countries Just Better?
Marian Tupy,

The public thinks so, and with freer countries having higher incomes, longer lifespans and lower rates of infant mortality, why wouldn’t they?

Can Having More Babies Save the Welfare State?
Daniel J. Mitchell, FEE

Simply stated, we’re going to have too many people collecting benefits and too few people generating income.

Churches Help the Poor by Facilitating Entrepreneurship in South Africa
Anna Arnold, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Entrepreneurship creates wealth, provides jobs, feeds families, inspires others, and turns the world into servants of one another.

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).