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Speaker Ryan’s Call For Regulatory Humility
Susan E. Dudley, Forbes

House Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled a new plan yesterday aimed at reviving the stalled economy by reforming the way the federal government regulates.

Federal Court Upholds Regulations That Threaten Open Internet
James Gattuso, The Daily Signal

Sixteen months after the Federal Communications Commission imposed heavy new regulations on broadband services, a federal appeals court—by a 2-1 vote—upheld the new rules.

Philadelphia just passed a landmark soda tax
Chase Purdy, Quartz

The fifth-largest city in the US today (June 16) passed a landmark soda tax proposal that will levy 1.5 cents per liquid ounce on distributors.

Specialization and Trade
Yuval Levin, National Review Online

Arnold Kling—the economist, teacher, blogger, and polymath—has a way of cutting through layers of conventional assumptions and laying bare complex realities. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/436679/arnold-klings-new-book-yuval-levin

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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).