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Earned Income Tax Credit Is a Cheap Way to Beat Poverty
Noah Smith, Bloomberg Opinion

The earned income tax credit is highly effective and should be expanded.

Why a federal minimum wage?
Scott Sumner, EconLib

Isn’t this the whole point of federalism, to have competition among states to see which public policies work best?

Let’s Drop Common Core And Let All Families Truly Choose Their Schools
Jenni White, The Federalist

Centralized mandates have neutered school choice by imposing one kind of education on all schools, thereby actually reducing families’ education choices, finds a new paper.

Soil is the unsung hero in the fight against world hunger
Frederick Kirschenmann, Quartz

We moderns have tended to look on these innovations with admiration, as we do with so many technological and industrial advancements—they reflect our inclination to seek ever-greater control and domination over natural systems.

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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).