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Tariffs Adding up to an Historic Tax Increase
Alison Acosta Winters, National Review

Taken together, all the president’s tariffs add up to the largest tax hike in post-World War II history as Bryan Riley and Demian Brady write at the National Taxpayers Union.

In Africa, Poverty Grows Because of the Elites’ Anti-Capitalism
Ferghane Azihari, Mises Wire

Anti-capitalism, fueled by feelings hostile to the West, is all the more paradoxical as it condemns the dark continent to live under the financial assistance of the hated powers.

Economic Freedom Key to Ensuring We Have Dynamic Entrepreneurs
Anthony B. Kim, The Daily Signal

Nations’ progress “is driven by those who are willing to take a big risk,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says in a speech opening the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at The Hague City Hall.

Does the Book of Acts Teach Socialism?
Art Lindsley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Acts 2-5 portrays a spirit of communal sharing rather than an actual commune.

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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).