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How The Minimum Wage Entrenches Inequality And Economic Privilege
Julian Adorney, The Federalist

This fall, ten states will likely raise their minimum wages, either due to new state labor department regulations or legislation.

The Call to Commerce: 6 Ways to Love Your Neighbor Through Business
Jeff Haanen

Business can either plunder our neighbors through low wages, oppressive practices (like the payday loan industry), environmental degradation, and hoarding wealth – or it can be the single greatest instrument for the alleviation of poverty the world has ever seen.

‘Feminist Economics’: Coming to a College Campus Near You
Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal

Liberal economists argue the modern economy “devalues women’s contributions and limits women’s capabilities and opportunities.”

Justices Could Rule Out Business Liability Under 1789 Law
Associated Press

The Supreme Court appears ready to rule out lawsuits in U.S. courts against businesses by foreign victims of human rights abuses and extremist attacks.

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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).