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What the Saudi Prince’s Visit Really Means
Ahmed Charai, Gatestone Institute

Perhaps the most dramatic Saudi reform is the one that has received virtually no attention in America

New Study Shows Minimum Wage Puts a Damper on Long-Run Earnings
Rachel Greszler, The Daily Signal

A Mercatus Center study found that higher minimum wages had either no impact or a negative impact on the long-run earnings of teenage workers.

The problem with ‘public ownership’ of Facebook
Tim Worstall, CapX

Government control of social media is a dangerously illiberal idea.

African nations join together to create the biggest free trade area since the World Trade Organization
Jeva Lange, The Week

Forty-four African nations have signed an agreement to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), a deal that could eventually unite all 55 countries in the African Union in the biggest free trade accords since the World Trade Organization was formed in 1995, CNBC reports.

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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).