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The legacy of Michael Novak (1933-2017), a man of Tradition
David Paul Deavel, Catholic World Report

It is for his appraisal of the free market economy that the late Michael Novak is, and will probably continue to be, most known, praised, and pilloried.

Why Libertarians Should Want *More* Trust in Government
Nick Gillespie and Todd Krainin, Reason.com

Paradoxically, government grows because of our lack of confidence in it.

The Myth of American Universities as Inequality-Fighters
Derek Thompson, The Atlantic

Colleges aren’t doing nearly as much to expand economic opportunity as most people think.

Govt. Union Rep: Employees Only Have To Be “Available To Work” To Get Paid
Jazz Shaw, Hot Air

For the umpteenth time we see the disconnect between reality and how things work in the union world. Saying that your people are “available to work” doesn’t mean that their employer should be paying them.

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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