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PowerLinks 01.04.17

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As minimum wage rises, some employers cut back
Katie Johnston, Boston Globe

Massachusetts has the highest state minimum wage in the country following the $1 increase to $11 an hour that went into effect Sunday, but campaigns are already underway here and across the country for the lowest-paid workers to earn much more.

Election Ushers in Batch of States Preparing for Right-to-Work Laws
Melissa Quinn, The Daily Signal

Not only did the 2016 election bring the country a new president, but Nov. 8 also ushered in the right political environment for a batch of states to pass right-to-work bills.

Four Tips for Making Godly Resolutions about Your Wealth in 2017
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Ultimately God desires each of us to find enjoyment in him in all things. We can do this through pursuing wholeheartedly those things he has designed us to do.

Wealth Inequality Doesn’t Mean More Poor People
David R. Henderson, FEE

Reduced taxes on capital would both encourage capital accumulation and cause real wages to rise.

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).