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India lifted 271 million people out of poverty in 10 years: UN
The Hindu

India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, recording the fastest reductions in the multidimensional poverty index values during the period with strong improvements in areas such as “assets, cooking fuel, sanitation and nutrition,” a report by the United Nations said.

The Department Of Education Is Not A National School Board
Yuval Levin, National Review

The American system of primary and secondary schools is gloriously decentralized.

I Went to a Socialism Conference. Here Are My 6 Observations.
Jarrett Stepman , The Daily Signal

The 2019 Socialism Conference, which had the tag line “No Borders, No Bosses, No Binaries,” contained a cross-section of the most pertinent hard-left thought in America.

Community as the Solution to Poverty
Andrew Spencer, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Research continues to show that humans cannot live by impersonal handouts administered by a bureaucratic system alone.

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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).

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