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PowerLinks 06.04.14

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No, TARP Didn’t Prevent a Second Depression
Stephen Moore, The Foundry

Conservatives must not let the left write the narrative of the financial crisis and the massive and unprecedented government interventions designed to combat it — as they are trying to do.

Distributism’s Real Problem
Greg Forster, First Things

If your answer does involve contracting the free exchange of goods and services, you have ceased to be a distributist.

Baptist Missionary Sentenced to Life in Hard Labor by North Korea
Choe Sang-Hun, New York Times

The missionary, Kim Jong-uk, was also convicted of spying and other various “anti-state” crimes during a trial in Pyongyang on Friday, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said on Saturday. A large crowd attended Mr. Kim’s trial, the report said.

Will the Poor Really Always Be with Us?
Elise Amyx, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

This is one of the most quoted passages in scripture on poverty, but it is also one of the most misused.

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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