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President Trump: Tax bill ‘an incredible Christmas gift for hard-working Americans’
ABC News

President Donald Trump on Wednesday hailed congressional Republicans’ ambitious $1.5 trillion rewrite of the tax code as a win for middle class Americans.

Keeping a Biblical View on Material Things This Christmas
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

How do we reconcile the tangible effects of capitalism on a season marking one of the most impactful events of all history?

How Tariffs and Regressive Trade Policies Hurt the Poor
Logan Kolas and Patrick Tyrrell, The Daily Signal

While all Americans stand to benefit from free trade, we must not lose sight of who has the most to lose.

Socialism Fail: Oil-Rich Venezuela Now Wants To Buy Oil From Us
Jazz Shaw, Hot Air

The nation of Venezuela sits on some of the richest crude oil deposits on the planet and was, at one time, one of the chief exporters of a host of related products. They are the only member of OPEC in the Americas. So how is it that they are once again putting out calls looking to purchase crude oil from the United States?

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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).