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You Can’t Drag Them Away
Tim Fitzgerald and Randy Rucker, PERC

How to rein in the costs of the federal government’s wild horse program.

To Boost Income Mobility, Reform Our Bail System
Julian Adorney, The Federalist

Beyond shrinking our overly expanded incarcerated population, bail reform would boost the United States’ stagnating income mobility by reforming a system that traps the poor in poverty.

Rulers, Religion and Riches by Jared Rubin – why the west got rich
Christopher Kissane, The Guardian

Getting religion out of politics was the key to Europe’s success, this work of economic history argues. The turning point was the Reformation.

Consumption inequality just hasn’t gone up that much
Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution

The new NBER paper is “Consumption and Income Inequality in the U.S. Since the 1960s,” by Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan.

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).

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