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PowerLinks 02.23.18

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“Poverty porn” awards poke fun at charity stereotypes
Martin Morse Wooster, Philanthropy Daily

The hopeless people in these ads aren’t people; they’re objects of our pity, who can never change or improve their station in life.

Jacques: DeVos grades herself ‘solid B+ to A-’
Ingrid Jacques, The Detroit News

This month marks the first full year that Michigan native Betsy DeVos has held her job as U.S. education secretary.

France debates how to pay for saving crumbling cathedrals
John Laurenson, Marketplace

In France, the government owns all historic churches and is responsible for their upkeep.

Inequality Is the Wrong Indicator – Why We Should Focus on Poverty Instead
José Ponce, FEE

Inequality measures as benchmarks for improvement in quality of life are, at best, faulty and misleading.

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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).