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PowerLinks 09.08.17

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Political Divisions in U.S. Are Widening, Long-Lasting, Poll Shows
Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal

WSJ/NBC News survey indicates a wide split on cultural, economic issues.

How Prices Promote Peace
Matthew McCaffrey, FEE

No institutions more effectively promote peace than the institutions of the market economy.

Global research project looks at Christian response to persecution
Catholic News Agency

‘Under Caesar’s Sword’ is an effort to discover and draw attention to the ways in which Christian communities around the world respond to the severe violation of their religious freedom.

How Welfare States Encourage Bad Economic Thinking
Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski, Mises Wire

The greatest intellectual accomplishment of the laissez-faire liberal theorists was the recognition of the “hard” and “soft” institutions that are crucial prerequisites of productive accomplishment and material prosperity.

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).