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$15 Minimum Wage Sparks A Jobs Recession In New York
Investor’s Business Daily

When Amazon pulled out of New York, the loss of 25,000 future jobs made headlines. What isn’t making headlines are the thousands of jobs being destroyed right now thanks to the city’s new $15 minimum wage.

Federalizing School Choice Could Be Trump’s Common Core
Inez Feltscher Stepman, The Federalist

The Trump administration now wants to take a successful conservative idea—school choice—and make it susceptible to getting strangled in federal red tape.

Learning the Lessons of Protectionism the Hard Way
Veronique de Rugy, Reason

Trump’s tariffs keep harming American businesses and consumers.

Why Capitalism is the Answer to Environmental Concerns About “Overpopulation”
Mises Wire

As the world’s population grows, markets respond to increased demand for necessities, like food and energy, by changing prices and incentivizing producers to either produce more of that demanded good or explore new and innovative ways to extract resources, leading to greater and more efficient overall production.

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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).