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An Alternative to Increasing the Minimum Wage
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, National Review

Subsidizing the pay of low-skilled workers would have many advantages for all.

Skills and bills: What state governors have to say about vocational education
Jenn Hatfield, AEI Ideas

From apprenticeship programs to vocational charter schools, vocational education has been getting more attention in education reform circles lately as the costs of college continue to increase and students seek other paths to financial security.

Should We Enforce Benevolence?
Jason Sorens, FEE

My private property rights don’t let me exclude others in dire need from resources that would otherwise be open to the world.

Michael J. Novak, Jr., 1933-2017
David J. Theroux, Independent Institute

His work on the spiritual basis for the morality of capitalism had a profound influence on the economic thinking of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher as well as academics, business and civic leaders, policymakers, religious leaders, journalists, and people of good will worldwide.

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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).