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Minimum-Wage Hikes Go Straight to the Ballot Box
Russell Berman, The Atlantic

Blocked by lawmakers, voters in Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington state will decide for themselves this November whether workers get a raise.

Biofuels Less Green Than Gasoline
The American Interest

New research published in the journal Climatic Change levies a serious accusation against biofuels: namely that they’re worse for the planet’s climate than regular ol’ gasoline.

FDA Efficacy Requirements Hurt the Poor
Jonathan Nelson, RealClearHealth

Contrary to the popular belief that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protects American consumers from dangerous drugs produced by malicious drug companies, FDA drug regulations actually benefit big pharma.

Thinking At the Margin: It’s Revolutionary
Don Boudreaux, Cafe Hayek

The lower pay of fire fighters and school teachers simply reflects the happy reality that we’re blessed with a much larger supply of superb first-responders and educators than we are of superb jocks and thespians.

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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).