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GOP in Congress to offer $5 billion education tax credit
Ingrid Jacques, The Detroit News

The Trump administration is following through on a campaign promise to expand K-12 school choice for families, which it is calling a “historic investment in America’s students.”

Everyday People Are Reducing Poverty—Not Big Government
Jake Grant, FEE

People, not the government, are making huge strides in addressing the needs of their communities and uprooting the cycles of poverty.

The Trouble in Getting to Denmark
Mark Koyama and Noel D. Johnson, Cato Unbound

If we are interested in the rise of liberal societies and liberal principles such as freedom of expression, then we have to understand how society came to adopt new political and economic institutions that were largely separated from religious doctrines. That is, we need to explain the rise of religious freedom.

Why People No Longer Consider Work a ‘Calling’
Art Lindsley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

The Bible teaches that you are called out of your own selfishness to love and serve God and others in specific ways.

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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).