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PowerLinks 02.09.18

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Don’t look to China for an example of Catholic social teaching
Phillip Booth, Catholic Herald

China’s regime denies freedom of conscience, oppresses religion and disregards the right to life.

The Economics of Family Behavior
June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, Institute for Family Studies

Today, women who earn enough to support themselves enter into permanent commitments more carefully.

Privatizing Roads Was a Great Idea. Not Anymore.
Stephen Mihm, Bloomberg View

Trump’s infrastructure vision has plenty of history behind it. It also doesn’t bolster his case.

Crony Capitalism and the Trouble with Heightened Judicial Review
James R. Rogers, Library of Law and Liberty

Progressives wanted the government to have a freer hand in regulating economic life, but nonetheless wanted judges to continue to continue to check government actions in the non-economic realms. How to justify different judicial treatment of legislation?

Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).