Minimum Wage Laws: Restrictions On Free Speech?
Adam Allouba, Atlas Network
The lower market wage for artists does not arise from someone’s arbitrary decision — or even someone’s informed decision — because no “decision” was involved. That wage instead results from an ongoing conversation between producers and consumers about how much art is for sale relative to how much art people will buy.
Vatican to share tax info with US in new transparency step
Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
The Vatican formally committed Wednesday to share the tax information of U.S. citizens with the United States in the latest move to improve the reputation of its scandal-marred bank and crack down on tax cheats.
Seattle ‘culturemaker’ Nathan Marion: We Need New Abbeys In America To Foster Community, Arts
Jesse James Deconto, Religion Dispatches
Out of Marion’s experience with the Abbey, grew Lonely Buildings, a consulting firm that helps congregations reimagine how to use their facilities to serve their neighbors and neighborhoods. From Seattle and Portland, Houston and Austin, to San Diego and Birmingham, Ala., Marion advises congregations about how their buildings can belong to the broader “parishes” that surround them.
African leaders have agreed to create the continent’s largest free-trade zone, covering 26 countries in an area from Cape Town to Cairo.