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No Matter How You Measure It, More People Are Escaping Poverty Than Ever
Marian L. Tupy, FEE

The world’s poorest region is catching up with the world average at a very fast pace.

Trump’s top economist offers solution to unemployment: More government jobs
Ben White, Politico

President Donald Trump’s top economist has an unusual idea for dealing with the problem of long-term unemployment: Just have the government hire people.

What Arab Leaders Think of USAID Funding Persecuted Christians
Jayson Casper, Christianity Today

Middle East believers pray more American money won’t mean more problems.

Why won’t the UN tell us what really reduces poverty?
Chelsea Follett, CapX

Development is driven by the market – not the government or foreign aid.

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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).