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Why Regulations Are Another Elite War Against Common Folk
Jack Doll, The Federalist

Regulation creates unforeseen issues, which are papered over by more regulations. Eventually what we’re left with is a 20,000-page bill destined to fail.

Explainer: Supreme Court ends ban on sports gambling
Joe Carter, ERLC

On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a 1992 federal law that prohibited states from allowing betting on amateur or professional sports.

Why economic policymakers need to think like physicists
James Pethokoukis, The Week

ow can America’s policymakers accelerate long-term U.S. economic growth? It might help to think like scientists

Does Hard Work Pay Off? Why Income Mobility Matters
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

To understand income mobility, we need to look not just at current income figures but at what happens to individuals over a period of time.

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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).