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Why Intellectuals Fall for Socialism
Friedrich A. Hayek, Mises Wire

In every country that has moved toward socialism, the phase of the development in which socialism becomes a determining influence on politics has been preceded for many years by a period during which socialist ideals governed the thinking of the more active intellectuals.

Venezuela’s failed socialism has driven millions from their homes
Sabrina Martín, CapX

Venezuela’s exodus is already one of the largest mass population movements in the history of Latin America.

A Tax Credit Encourages Work. But What Is That Worth?
Michael R. Strain, Bloomberg Opinion

An experiment shows, predictably, that expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit brings marginalized populations into the workforce.

New Global Poverty Stats Reveal Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Over the last 25 years, more than one billion people have been raised out of abject poverty.

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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).