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Manufacturing a Comeback
Aaron M. Renn, City Journal

Grand Rapids has become a midwestern economic star and is generating new industrial jobs.

‘Juneteenth’ Is About the Triumph of American Freedom Over Slavery
Jarrett Stepman, The Daily Signal

The elimination of slavery in the United States—an institution as old as human civilization but out of step with the nation’s founding principles—did not happen all at once.

Trump threatens new tariffs on imports from China
Catherine Garcia, The Week

On Monday, President Trump ordered the U.S. Trade Representative to find $200 billion worth of Chinese imports that could be subject to new tariffs.

The difficult subject of refugee economies
Ranabir Samaddar, The Conversation

Governments have realised that labour market integration calls for investment and viewing the arrival of refugees and other forced migrants as opportunities, triggering further growth.

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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).