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Ten Conservative Principles
Russell Kirk, Modern Age

Conservatism is not a fixed ideology or a rigid set of policy positions, talking points, or dogmata. Still, certain foundational principles unite conservatives, as Modern Age founder Russell Kirk shows in this timeless piece, which is excerpted from his book The Politics of Prudence.

23 Ways Big Government Is Hurting the Poor
Daren Bakst, The Daily Signal

Advocates for big government often equate expanding government with concern for the poor. But reality speaks to the contrary: Expanding government often has very harmful effects on the poor.

Americans Are Pretty Skeptical That Hard Work Will Pay Off
Bourree Lam, The Atlantic

Moving up the economic ladder relies on more than self-motivation; it also requires opportunity.

Weird things happen when you approach full employment
Eshe Nelson, Quartz

The big story of the March jobs report, though, is that the US economy is approaching the point at which a large share of people who want a job are able to get one.

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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).