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Preserving Limited Government In Difficult Times
Pete Spiliakos, First Things

The concerns of conventional economic conservatives are sound but insufficient. All else being equal, lower taxes and regulation will be better for growth. The question is what to do on the margin and for those who have been left behind.

What these Cabinet posts might mean for anti-poverty policy
Angela Rachidi, AEI Ideas

With the almost daily announcement of new Cabinet posts by President-elect Trump, his administration is starting to take shape. Still somewhat unclear, however, is his approach to anti-poverty programs.

State vs. Family: The Tyranny of the “Emerging Orthodoxy”
Paul Diamond, Public Discourse

State agencies used to intervene in family life only when it was in the “best interests of the child.” Now, however, their power is being exercised to advance an ideological agenda.

The Most Important Graph in the World
Marian Tupy,

There has been a massive increase in wealth throughout the world in the last two centuries.

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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).