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Human Ignorance and Market Genius
Walter E. Williams, The Daily Signal

Government regulation is based on the pretense that human beings have sufficient knowledge to engineer the best economic outcome.

China’s Communist Party overhaul includes religious affairs control
Catholic News Service

China’s ruling Communist Party has further stepped up control over all religions, dissolving its long-standing State Administration for Religious Affairs bureau and handing its functions to the party’s United Front Work Department.

Student Loans Are Too Expensive To Forgive
Amanda Palleschi, FiveThirtyEight

The costs of the suite of plans currently offered by the government to lessen the burden of grad school debt has ballooned faster than anticipated, and the federal government stands to lose bundles of money.

Rich International Bureaucrats Want Higher Taxes on Poor Africans
Daniel J. Mitchell, FEE

The IMF thinks that the recipe for growth is giving more money to politicians.

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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).