PowerLinks 01.14.14

January 14, 2014 • by Joe Carter

PowerLinks 01.14.14

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Tax Policy and the Bible

Until the 2000s, the biblical view of tax policy in the both the Christian and Jewish traditions was neutral to conservative in the political sense, says historian Bruce Bartlett. Historically, the principal biblical tax concern has been is opposition to tax evasion. Continue Reading...

Conservatives Should Welcome the Debate on Poverty and Income Inequality

“Today’s welfare state is largely the construction of decades of liberal political activism,” writes James C. Capretta. “If it is failing, and there is strong evidence that it is in many ways, then that is a stinging indictment of the liberal governing philosophy more than anything else.” He argues for more conservative activism on the poverty problem, particularly in education. Continue Reading...

Audio: Rev. Robert A. Sirico Discusses Pope Francis on WJR Detroit

We’re approaching the first anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as supreme pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. Acton President Rev. Robert A. Sirico joined host Warren Pierce on The Warren Pierce Show on WJR Radio in Detroit Sunday Morning to discuss the style, substance, and impact of Pope Francis on the Vatican as he continues to lead the church. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.13.14

Marco Rubio Presents Anti-Poverty Platform; Discusses ‘Biblical Mandate’ Tyler O’Neil, Christian Post U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) presented new initiatives to combat poverty, urging free market reforms, a shift of federal programs to the states, and a defense of America’s traditional values. Continue Reading...