PowerLinks 11.09.18

November 09, 2018 • by Joe Carter

PowerLinks 11.09.18

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How missionaries have transformed the world

Despite the negative stereotypes, says Robert Woodberry, missionaries have effectively improved health, education, economic development, and political representation around the world—seemingly more effectively than government aid and secular NGOs: On average, people from countries that had one more Protestant missionary per 10,000 inhabitants 90 years ago currently have 1.5 years more education and 1.3 years more life expectancy. Continue Reading...

The Acton Institute awards 2018 Novak Award to Lucas G. Freire

Fr. Robert Sirico presented the Acton Institute’s 2018 Novak Award to Brazilian professor Lucas G. Freire on Monday, November 5. Freire’s acceptance speech offered reflections on the “idolatrous distortions” evidenced in modern public discourse by placing too much trust in the state, and too little faith in markets and individuals. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.08.18

Does Jesus Commend Dishonesty in Luke 16? John Piper, Desiring God What was Jesus commending in the parable of the dishonest manager, and what are the implications for Christians today? Debunking the overpopulation alarmists Marian L. Continue Reading...

Reframing the free trade argument

Historically, arguments for American free trade have often been criticized or met with skepticism. However, what would happen if these arguments were reframed to suggest the economic and political benefits free trade can offer? Continue Reading...

An urgent agenda for Bolsonaro in Brazil

Once we get beyond the myths surrounding the long presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, we soon recognize that one of FDR’s successes was to establish a myriad of symbols that captured the imagination of world politics. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.07.18

9 Out of 10 People Are Willing to Earn Less Money to Do More-Meaningful Work Shawn AchorAndrew ReeceGabriella Rosen KellermanAlexi Robichaux, Harvard Business Review Research shows that all work becomes knowledge work, when workers are given the chance to make it so. Continue Reading...