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PowerLinks 06.05.18

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Explainer: Supreme Court supports baker in an important religious liberty case
Joe Carter, ERLC

Today the Supreme Court handed down a ruling in the most important religious freedom case of the year. Here is what you should know about the case and the Court’s decision.

Markets Are as Old as Civilization
Nima Sanandaji, Human Progress

The market system was born in Iraq and Syria, not invented by Adam Smith.

High Marginal Tax Rates on the Poor Are Creating an Underground Economy
Alex Tabarrok, FEE

When working “over the table” means, effectively, paying for the privilege, it’s no wonder most nannies would rather not.

Cheap innovations are often better than magical ones
Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist

What are today’s technological advances that we may be overlooking or misunderstanding because they are cheap rather than magical?

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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).