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Why the only future worth building includes everyone
Pope Francis, TED

A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City.

Support for free trade agreements rebounds modestly, but wide partisan differences remain
Bradley Jones, Pew Research

Americans’ support for free trade agreements, which fell sharply during the 2016 presidential campaign, has rebounded modestly. The partisan gap in views of trade agreements remains substantial, with Republicans far more likely than Democrats to have a skeptical view of these agreements.

History suggests there is a way to lower inequality. But you’re not going to like it
Ana Swanson, Washington Post

How does inequality today compare with history? When have we seen inequality peak, and when has it fallen?

Minimum wage hurts poor people in a new way
Luke Froeb, Managerial Econ

A new working paper from HBS finds that for every $1 increase in the minimum wage, the probability of restaurant failure increases by 4-10%.

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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).