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7 Books You Need to Read to Craft a Damn Compelling Case for Liberty
Joseph Cunningham, Intercollegiate Review

Want to advance liberty and Western civilization effectively? Here’s how to do it: Go find a giant, and scramble up onto his shoulders. In other words, bring some good books along for the ride, and wear their pages out.

IMF study: ‘No evidence’ high-end income inequality hurts economic growth
James Pethokoukis, AEI Ideas

“In contrast, no evidence is found that those with high incomes pulling away from the rest of the population harms growth.” Don’t be surprised if this finding — which syncs with previous literature — tends to get overlooked.

Seeking to Make a Profit Is an Act of Citizenship. Here’s Why.
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

If you paid attention in eighth grade civics class, you can rattle off the standard list of a citizen’s duties, including voting, obeying laws, becoming informed on pertinent issues, investing in your community, paying taxes, serving a jury panel, or perhaps even defending your country.

Is the Number of States with Right-to-Work Laws About to Grow?
James Sherk, The Daily Signal

Eighteen-year-old Saira Blair recently made history as the youngest person elected to the West Virginia legislature. She may make history again as a lawmaker by securing passage of a right-to-work law.

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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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