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PowerLinks – 04.12.13

Wealth from A Christian Perspective Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics A sincere young man who was just starting his career asked, “As I continue to work and earn more money, should I at some point restrict the amount of my income?” School voucher bill headed to full Texas Senate Will Weissert, Houston Chronicle A Texas Senate committee on Thursday approved a high-profile school voucher plan, sending it to the full chamber for what could be a fierce floor fight. Continue Reading...

Obama’s Budget, Abortion and Bullying

Obama’s new budget is in. The usual political wrangling is taking place, but there are some undeniable facts about the budget. Taxes are going up (is anyone surprised?), but some of those taxes are “sneaky” ones on senior citizens designed to fund things other than their health. Continue Reading...

What Exactly is Vatican City?

While the Acton Institute has a network of international affiliations around the globe (in places like Brazil, Austria, and Zambia), we only have two offices: our primary headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Istituto Acton, our office located in Rome, Italy. Continue Reading...

I’m Not Buying Bitcoin

We’ve had some intriguing discussion about Bitcoin at the Acton Institute offices today. It is certainly a phenomenon worth greater attention, and something of significant cultural, social and economic import. But I’m not buying Bitcoin, at least not yet. Continue Reading...

The FAQs: President Obama’s Budget

What is the President’s budget? Technically, it’s only a budget request—a proposal telling Congress how much money the President believes should be spent on the various Cabinet-level federal functions, like agriculture, defense, education, etc. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 04.11.13

Is Self-Sacrifice Ultimately Selfish? Hugh Whelchel and Elise Amyx, The Gospel Coalition If joy is a fruit of the spirit, why would God want us to feel bad for doing something good? Continue Reading...

Study: Religious Schools Perform Better Than Public Schools

According to a new study, private religious schools perform better than both public schools and public charter schools. William Jeynes, professor of education at California State University at Long Beach and senior fellow at the Witherspoon Institute at Princeton, told the Christian Post that he found religious, mostly Christian, school students were a full year ahead of students who attend public and charter schools. Continue Reading...