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Rhetoric’s Place in Economic Debate
Garreth Bloor, Library of Economics and Liberty

Concern that millennials are adopting socialist ideas is real. But there are inconsistencies, and many have accepted a rhetoric of morality and values, without being wedding to the how of securing normative ends.

New Study Dispels Misconceptions About ‘Motherhood Penalty’ and ‘Fatherhood Premium’
Rachel Greszler, The Daily Signal

The average woman responds to motherhood by wanting to spend more time with her family, while the average man responds to fatherhood by wanting to spend more time providing financially for his family.

Montesquieu on Why Trade and Commerce Create Peace, Prosperity, and Good Will
Gary M. Galles, FEE

Before America’s founding, careful thinkers like Montesquieu knew the blessings of liberty and the benefits of voluntary arrangements.

The Vice of Nationalism
Jared Morgan McKinney, Providence

There seems to be something of a movement to revive the “virtue of nationalism” today, both in America and—with Brexit the apparent battle flag—the rest of the world. This is a mistake.

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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).