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The Moral Case for Free Trade
Clark Packard, RealClearPolicy

Make no mistake: The facts are on the side of free trade. There’s a reason it receives nearly universal support from professional economists — a notoriously disagreeable bunch — and “Smoot-Hawley” has become a four-letter word. Throughout history, largely protectionist countries have not prospered economically.

In first months of Trump presidency, Christians account for growing share of U.S. refugee arrivals
Phillip Connor And Jens Manuel Krogstad, Pew Research

More Christian than Muslim refugees have been admitted to the United States in the first months of the Trump administration, reversing a trend that had seen Muslims outnumber Christians in the final fiscal year under President Barack Obama, a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. State Department refugee data has found.

Too Many Government Policies Are Limiting Opportunity for All, and Hurting the Poor
Patrick Tyrrell and Daren Bakst, The Daily Signal

n 2006, 91 percent of Americans were satisfied with the amount of economic freedom in their lives, whereas today that number has fallen to 75 percent.

Jean-Baptiste Say and His Timeless Law of Markets
Richard M. Ebeling, FEE

Say greatly appreciated the young America of that time as a beacon of freedom.

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).