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How Caring for the Poor Led to the Beginnings of Capitalism
Glenn Sunshine, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Benedict recognized that God gave Adam work to do in the garden before the fall, and so work was good no matter what society thought of it.

7 Things You Should Know About Free Speech in Schools
Eugene Volokh and Austin Bragg,

Students, from first grade to twelfth, can’t be punished based on their political or religious speech.

There’s a way to create environmental policy that doesn’t unfairly target the poor
Olivia Goldhill, Quartz

France’s violent protests in response to President Macron’s proposed fuel tax are a real-world manifestation of a problem economists have long grappled with: it’s not easy to create environmental policies that don’t exacerbate inequality.

China suspends tariffs on some U.S. imports
Onize Ohikere, WORLD

Chinese authorities on Friday issued a 90-day suspension of tariff hikes on $126 billion worth of U.S. cars, trucks, and auto parts as the two countries sought peace in a trade war that threatens the global economy.

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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).