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How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning
Robert C. Wolcott, Harvard Business Review

The promise of AI and automation raises new questions about the role of work in our lives.

Historians Have Long Thought Populism Was a Good Thing. Are They Wrong?
Joshua Zeitz, Politico

Today’s populist resurgence has us rethinking the role these movements play in U.S. politics.

What does a $15 minimum wage do to the economy? Economists are starting to find out.
Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post

A wave of minimum wage hikes at state and local levels in recent years means economists can stop arguing and start digging into some actual data on what happens when the wage floor rises.

The Corrupt Politics of Low-Income Housing
Christian Britschgi, Reason

State officials gleefully line their own pockets at taxpayers’ expense.

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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).