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The Free Market Levels the Playing Field
Jacob G. Hornberger, Mises Wire

Even though they would never admit it openly, this leftist/progressive/liberal concept is rooted in envy and covetousness. They just cannot stand the fact that some people have more than they do. They won’t be happy until everyone who has more than they do has been “equalized” down to their level.

Views of Job Situation Improve Sharply, but Many Still Say They’re Falling Behind Financially
Pew Research

The public’s views of local job availability continue to improve. Currently, 50% of Americans say there are plenty of jobs available in their communities – the highest number saying that jobs are plentiful in Pew Research Center surveys dating to 2001.

Growing Number of Americans Oppose Government Regulation of Social Media
Rob Bluey, The Daily Signal

Facebook, Twitter, and Google are facing pressure from Congress, although Americans are skeptical of the government regulation.

Why Relationships Are Key to Helping the Poor
Andrew Spencer, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

When there are legitimate material needs in the communities around us, we have a gospel obligation to meet them.

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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).