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California has a new plan to give a monthly check to low-income residents
Eillie Anzilotti, Fast Company

In his proposed budget for the state, California’s new governor plans to dramatically increase funding for the state’s tax credit program for low-income workers, and change up the way it’s delivered so people can get support year-round.

Toward a Healthy Theory of Family Policy
Scott Yenor, Institute for Family Studies

Any family policy must also recognize that economic incentives do not explain the gamut of human motivations.

Market Failure Theory as Reproach to Government Practice
Bryan Caplan, EconLib

Contrary to popular belief, market failure theory is also a reproach to every existing government.

China, Model of the Modern Digital Dictatorship
Louisa Greve, Law and Liberty

The Chinese government’s demand for “patriotic” fervor isn’t new, but it is being enforced with new rigor thanks to modern technology.

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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).