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Against the Universal Basic Income
Peter Cove, City Journal

Cash transfers for every American would bring an end to our already-endangered culture of work.

How Tax Reform Is Keeping Promise ‘Fight for $15’ Couldn’t
Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal

As the union-backed “Fight for $15” movement has sought to enact mandatory minimum-wage increases in states and localities across the country, tax reform seems to have spurred wage growth using a different approach.

Will religiously unaffiliated Americans increase support for liberal policies, in 2018 and beyond?
David Mislin, The Conversation

The common linking of religion with conservatism in the U.S. has prompted speculation that a growth in the number of people without a religious affiliation would increase support for liberal policies.

Is Government, at Its Root, Good or Bad?
Art Lindsley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

The Bible doesn’t give us an easy, one-verse answer about government, but it does provide us with some guidelines.

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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).