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PowerLinks 06.08.18

In some states, a debate over payday lending unfolds in the black church Renae Merle, Washington Post Black churches have become an unexpected battleground in the national debate over the future of payday lending. Continue Reading...

‘Global trade is not a gunfight at the O.K. Corral’

Some mental images are especially vivid. One phrase stands out in the war of words preceding the brewing U.S.-EU trade war. “Global trade is not a gunfight at the O.K. Corral,” said French finance minister Bruno Le Maire last Thursday, after President Trump imposed new tariffs on steel and aluminum. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.07.18

A Preacher, a Businessman, and Their ‘Crusade of Mercy’ Heath W. Carter, Christianity Today How American evangelicals became major players in the work of global charity. Two reforms to save capitalism Andrew Lilico, CapX Lending at interest is ethically justified only by the risk of loss. Continue Reading...

Are Orthodox Christians naturally statists?

A recent study concluded that members of the Eastern Orthodox Church, the second-largest church in Christendom, are likely to support left-wing economic policies. But that does not mean, says Krassen Stanchev in this week’s Acton Commentary, that Orthodox Christians are naturally statists: It is probably true that historically Orthodox countries (the study lumps in believers and non-believers alike) would fall into the group of those supporting greater government intervention in the economy. Continue Reading...

Radio Free Acton redux: John Stonestreet doesn’t want to talk about sex

On this remastered episode of Radio Free Acton, we revisit an interview we had with John Stonestreet, President of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. We examine the major contributions of Christianity to western culture, try to figure out if there’s a reasonable system of thought that could replace it in our society, and explore a bit of what the secular left has replaced Christianity with. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.06.18

Wednesday Electricity in every village in India Bruce Murphy and Hannah Daly, International Energy Agency On 28 April 2018 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India had achieved its goal, ahead of schedule, of providing electricity to every village in India. Continue Reading...