Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 03.02.18

The Faithlessness of Public Education
Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine

Man must worship, man must obey: he is homo religiosus, whether he likes it or not.

Is Free-Riding for Union Negotiations a Myth?
Vincent Geloso, Notes on Liberty

As the US Supreme Court is considering the case of Janus v. AFSCME on mandatory deductions for the purposes of union negotiations, I think it is time to truly question the argument underlying mandatory deductions: free-riding.

Mennonite woman jailed for refusing on religious grounds to testify in death-penalty case
Meagan Flynn, Washington Post

“I’d have no problem saying the truth if death wasn’t on the line,” Lindecrantz responded from the witness stand. “I don’t believe in killing fellow human beings or participating in that.”

Trump’s ‘Smart’ Tariffs Don’t Make Economic Sense
Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic

The president says they’ll protect American jobs and bolster national security. They’ll likely do neither.

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).