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The Policy Prescriptions of Pope Francis
Barbara F. Walter, Political Violence at a Glance

Pope Francis has spoken surprisingly little about political violence. What he has said, however, has been powerful. In a speech on September 1, 2013, the pope spoke out against political violence by declaring that “war begets war, violence begets violence.”

Europe will help African migrants send remittances home at cheaper rates
Sibusiso Tshabalala, Quartz

Each year, over $30 billion in remittances is sent to sub-Saharan Africa by some 30 million African migrants living in the diaspora. The cash transfers help households pay for housing, healthcare and education, boost foreign reserves, and even compose a significant part of the GDP in some countries.

The Great Enrichment
Deirdre Nansen Mccloskey, National Review

What made us rich are the ideas backing the system — usually but misleadingly called modern “capitalism” — in place since the year of European political revolutions, 1848.

Latinos Want A Pathway To School Choice
Paul DiPerna, The Federalist

The results are in, and Latino families want drastically different school options than they’re getting. In fact, so do most Americans.

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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).