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Catholic social teaching held up in efforts to overcome polarization
Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis’s repeated invitations to practice mercy and charity have become the focus of efforts to defuse the widespread polarization that has wracked society and has crossed into Catholic circles.

When School Choice Means School’s Choice
Adam Harris, The Atlantic

Parents of students who are “harder to educate” may have a hard time getting schools to reply to their emails about how to apply.

Why Capital Needs Entrepreneurs
Antony P. Mueller, Mises Wire

Destroying entrepreneurial capitalism in favor of state capitalism and socialism leads to economic decline.

A new novel suggests universal basic income would make people deeply unhappy
Ephrat Livni, Quartz

It’s the year 2036. Cars drive themselves. Your house is run by an AI. You have a tiny device implanted in your hand, called a gram, which delivers everything to you—even more convenient than Amazon Prime. And a robot has your job. But you’ve got government-funded health care and basic income. Your needs are met. Still, you’re miserable.

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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).

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