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Parenting in America
Pew Research Center

Outlook, worries, aspirations are strongly linked to financial situation

How My Mind has Changed on Trade
Gideon Strauss, Providence

The most significant way in which I’ve changed my mind over the past year has been with regard to the role of the state in governing the international trade of developing economies.

Bay Area Job Growth Slows After Minimum-Wage Hikes
Jed Graham, Investor’s Business Daily

The pace of hiring in the leisure and hospitality sector fell to a five-year low for the Bay Area last month, Labor Department data show. Job gains have slowed to less than half the rate that preceded Oakland’s and San Francisco’s adoption last spring of the highest citywide minimum wage in country.

Despite Bloody 2015, the World Really Is Safer Than Ever
Michael A. Cohen, World Politics Review

Looking back on the past year, it would seem from merely scanning the headlines that the world is becoming a deadlier, more violent place

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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).