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Pope says entrepreneurship needed in face of ‘scandalous poverty’
Courtney Grogan, Catholic News Agency

“What is lacking is a free and far-sighted entrepreneurship, which ensures adequate production, and a solidarity approach, which ensures fair distribution,” he continued.

Missouri and Arkansas just voted for huge minimum wage increases
Allison Schrager, Quartz

Last night in the US, voters in Missouri and Arkansas voted to increase their minimum wages to, respectively, $12 per hour, a 53% increase in Missouri, and $11, a 30% increase in Arkansas, over the next few years.

Why Marxism Shifted from Economics to Culture
Brian Balfour, Mises Wire

Their desire was to figure out how to incorporate “the new political subjects — women, national, racial and sexual minorities, anti-nuclear and anti-institutional movements, etc.” into a socialist movement traditionally identifying people by class.

More Reasons Why Christians Should Support Economic Freedom
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

The metanarrative of scripture clearly states that God did not create poverty as the ideal.

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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).