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Hayek on Good and Bad Unemployment Policies
Friedrich A. Hayek, Mises Wire

One of the obstacles to a successful employment policy is, paradoxically enough, that it is so comparatively easy quickly to reduce unemployment, or even almost to extinguish it, for the time being.

A Closer Look at State Religious Freedom Legislation
Taylor Becker, Values & Capitalism

Despite heated media coverage surrounding the passing of the controversial Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 2015, few people know that a total of twenty states already have RFRA statutes, including Alabama’s constitutional amendment to the same effect.

What exactly is neoliberalism?
Kean Birch, The Conversation

I struggle with neoliberalism – as a problematic economic system we might want to change – and as an analytical term people increasingly use to describe that system.

How the Rich Rig Regulations
Mark Kleiman, Washington Monthly

A new book exposes the pernicious regulations that make the rich richer and the poor poorer—while shrinking the total economic pie.

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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).