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How high a price will the global economy pay for Trump’s tariffs?
Shanker Singham and Kay Neufeld, CapX

The global economy could shrink by 0.5 per cent by 2020 if Trump starts a trade war.

For Black Boys, Family Structure Still Matters
W. Bradford Wilcox About W. Bradford Wilcox, National Review

A new study on economic opportunity has been widely misinterpreted.

Lessons from “The Profit”
Alex Tabarrok, Marginal Revolution

I’ve learned a lot about industrial organization watching The Profit, a reality-TV show on CNBC featuring businessman Marcus Lemonis. In each episode Lemonis buys into a failing small-to-medium-sized business and works to turn it around.

House Speaker says Catholic Charities should lead anti-poverty fight
Christopher White, Crux

Catholic Charities, a network of Catholic charitable groups across the country – not the government – should be on the front lines of fighting poverty, according to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

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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).