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Americans deepest in poverty lost more ground in 2016
Kristen Bialik, Pew Research

Although the overall U.S. poverty rate declined and incomes rose rapidly for the second straight year in 2016, many poor Americans fell deeper into poverty, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.

Which came first, fairness or the market?
Tim Worstall, CapX

Sometimes, it’s fine to let human nature do the regulating

Race Relations Are Improved by Free Markets, Not Collectivist Politics
Richard M. Ebeling, FEE

Markets make friends where politics creates enemies.

How Deregulation Helps the Disadvantaged
Patrick Tyrrell and Anthony B. Kim, The Daily Signal

Large corporations are often protected by heavy regulations, which are a barrier to entry for their smaller potential competitors.

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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).