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An obsession with identity has made students less likely to engage with a world beyond themselves.

Paul Ryan’s Conservatism Can Help the Poor
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Faithful Catholics can support free enterprise and economic growth, both of which lift people out of poverty.

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Progress has been defined by a shrinking of the world through technology.

Why Seattle Just Adopted An Income Tax They Know Is Illegal
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The tax is unconstitutional, illegal, and a lawless usurpation of the people’s direct political power. Notably, this is only a non-exhaustive list of the tax’s legal maladies.

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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).