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America Is Moving Toward An Oligarchical Socialism
Joel Kotkin, New Geography

Oligarchal socialism allows for the current, ever-growing concentration of wealth and power in a few hands — notably tech and financial moguls — while seeking ways to ameliorate the reality of growing poverty, slowing social mobility and indebtedness.

India’s pulled at least 170 million people out of poverty since 1990
Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz

In a little over two decades, starting in 1990, India pulled the second-most number of people in the world out of poverty. And the country is not done yet, as until 2020, it will lead the pack with its stunning GDP growth numbers exceeding 7% annually.

What Does the Bible Really Say About Debt?
Art Rainer, Intersect

What does the Bible really say about debt? As you dig through Scripture, you will come across three principles.

How Protectionism Erodes the Rule of Law
James Devereaux, FEE

When politicians pick economic winners, we all lose.

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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).