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Pope Francis says corruption as addictive as drugs
Inés San Martín, Crux

“Corruption produces addiction, and it generates poverty, exploitation, suffering. And how many victims there are in the world today!” Pope Francis said on Sunday, returning to an anti-corruption theme that’s been a cornerstone of his social teaching from the beginning.

The One Way Conservative Students Are More Libertarian Than Libertarian Students
Bryan Caplan, EconLog

The standard libertarian position here, of course, is, “If a merchant turns you away on religious grounds, just take your business elsewhere.” Why would over a quarter of libertarian students think otherwise?

What liberals don’t understand about income inequality
Edward Conard, AEI

Blaming the success of America’s 1% for the slow growth of middle- and working-class incomes leads to policies that slow an already slow-growing economy.

Don’t Overlook Marriage in the Fight to End Child Poverty
Alysse ElHage, Family Studies

Marriage is equal to education and work in helping to lift and keep people out of poverty.

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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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