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Do Food Stamps Reduce Corporate Labor Costs?
Robert Murphy, The Beacon

Why doesn’t some rival company offer these workers slightly higher pay to bid them away from their current employers?

How is ‘new NAFTA’ different? A trade expert explains
Amanda M. Countryman, The Conversation

The text of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement is 1,809 pages long – about 100 more than NAFTA – and includes numerous tweaks from its predecessor, both big and small. I believe three are especially noteworthy.

Trump’s trade policies could bring recession by 2020, economists predict
Summer Meza, The Week

The economic growth party’s gotta end at some point. Two-thirds of business economists say that point will arrive by 2020, Bloomberg reported Monday, when they expect a recession to begin as a result of current U.S. trade policies.

Avoiding Deep Dissatisfaction in My Job
Steve Lindsey, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

With so many options available, why is it that deep satisfaction is still so illusory?

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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).