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PowerLinks 05.16.17

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Globalization’s ill effects have been wildly exaggerated
Robert J. Samuelson, Washington Post

Globalization has gotten a bad rap. The Trump White House associates it with all manner of economic evil, especially job loss. The administration has made undoing the damage a central part of its economic strategy.

Trump promises to protect Christians at Liberty commencement speech
Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service

Donald Trump’s commencement speech at Liberty University was in friendly territory that followed tumultuous days in which the Republican president came in for forceful criticism for his firing of former FBI Director James Comey, who was investigating charges of Russia’s meddling in the presidential campaign.

Christian persecution focus of global summit
Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Hundreds of church leaders from around the world gathered in solidarity at an inaugural summit in Washington, D.C., to speak up in defense of persecuted Christians.

Beyond Profits: Businesses Thriving by Putting People First
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

In what they call the ‘economics of mutuality’ the focus is on a triple bottom line, which factors in people, planet, and profits.

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).