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A Christian Response to Poverty Aims for Long-Term Restoration
Stacy Singh, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

The Christian response to poverty must begin with the whole person, rooted in a biblical understanding of creation.

US Sees Modest Gains in Economic Freedom Under Trump
Rachel del Guidice, The Daily Signal

The United States gained a higher score in the 2018 Index of Economic Freedom published Friday by The Heritage Foundation.

Will truckers be automated?
Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution

“A lot of pundits have a sense that automation is accelerating in replacing jobs. In fact, I predict it will slow down, because we have been picking the low hanging fruit first. That has given us an unrealistic idea of how hard it is to fully automate a job.”

“Universal Values” or Western Exceptionalism?
Ben Johnson, Providence

The community of nations’ belief in racial equality, respect for human rights, or even opposition to open genocide falls well short of “universal.”

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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).