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The future for Africa’s refugees is as economic partners, not dependents
Yinka Adegoke, Quartz

Increasingly, African countries are at the forefront of a more progressive understanding that refugees are, as Adichie says, more than just refugees. This is especially true when they’re given a legal framework under which they can operate in their host countries.

How Taxing Sugary Drinks Can Make People Fatter
Michael T. Hamilton, The Federalist

Sugary drink taxes drive some consumers to purchase substitute products that pose equal or greater health risks, and others to buy sweetened beverages outside city limits.

The Controversy Over Inflation
Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic

“This is one of the most important questions facing monetary policy.”

Why Economic Freedom and Peace Go Hand in Hand
Patrick Tyrrell and Anthony B. Kim, The Daily Signal

In national contexts, peace and economic freedom often feed into one other, creating the conditions for long-term prosperity and stability

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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).