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PowerLinks 08.16.13

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How Are We Losing the War on Poverty?
Rachel Sheffield, The Foundry

Part of the reason welfare doesn’t have much impact on the poverty rate is that hardly any of the welfare benefits households receive are counted when calculating a household’s income.

Ex-Evangelicals & Chili Cornbread Eucharist
Barton Gingerich, The American Spectator

This loosey-goosey theology allows for a panoply of beliefs and practices. This year especially, the festival highlighted issues of sexuality.

Aging Parents and the Limits of the Welfare State
David Wilezol, Values & Capitalism

Even if the welfare state perfectly assumed the financial burden of caring for the elderly, it cannot fill the void left by the absence of filial love.

Why ‘The Family’ Matters in Economics
Michael Hendrix, Mere Orthodoxy

Nick Schulz is frustrated. He’s frustrated that economists talk about the role of institutions in the American economy, yet ignore the most fundamental one of them all: the family.

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).

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