Acton Institute PowerBlog

PowerLinks 01.02.17

The Christian Leader’s Guide to Economics
Jeff Haanen, Christianity Today

The so-called “dismal science” is a powerful tool for wealth creation, but also for healing broken communities.

You Can’t Regulate Away Crony Capitalism
Sam Dugan, FEE

Increasing the scope of government over business accelerates the problem of crony capitalism.

The case for free-market anticapitalism
Matt Ridley, CapX

We need to call out not just crony capitalism, but an awful lot of what passes for capitalism today.

Limiting the Judicial Power of Agencies
Mike Rappaport, Library of Law and Liberty

My proposal is to eliminate this system and to replace it with a system of Article III administrative courts that would adjudicate administrative cases. The judges of these courts would be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate and could only be removed through impeachment. As a result, the judges would be genuinely independent.