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Trump Might Impose Tariffs and Quotas on Foreign Steel
Josh Boak, Associated Press

President Donald Trump is considering putting tariffs and quotas on steel imported from foreign countries.

The Cardinal Virtues of Our Time
Jacob Bruggeman, Values & Capitalism

Prudence, courage, temperance, and justice—the four cardinal virtues. Present throughout Christian and classical traditions both, these four virtues have steered Western thought for millennia, capturing, along the way, the imaginations of humanity’s greatest minds.

Anti-trafficking bill passes first hurdle
Catholic News Service

A proposed law would allot $94 million over four years to the Department of Health and Human Services to provide trafficking victims who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents with short- and long-term housing options, substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, educational opportunities, job training and skills development, legal advocacy, and financial advocacy and counseling.

The Southern Slave Economy Was Anti-Capitalistic
Luis Pablo de la Horra, FEE

Planters acted like medieval landowners more concerned about honor, power, and appearances than maximizing profits.

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).