Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 03.08.18

Mario Vargas Llosa: “political Correctness Is The Enemy Of Freedom”
El Pais

Besides writing prize-winning fiction, the Nobel Laureate has fought tirelessly for civil liberties. With his new book, ‘The Call of the Tribe,’ he promotes liberal thought and pays tribute to seven authors who embrace it. We talk to him about liberalism, intellectual blindness and the dangers facing democracy today

Colorado bishops support religious freedom of jailed Mennonite
Catholic News Agency

Colorado bishops have released a statement of solidarity with a Mennonite investigator who has been imprisoned for failing to testify in a death penalty case due to her religious beliefs.

Social Entrepreneurship from a Christian Perspective
Baylee Molloy, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

“Social entrepreneurship” has been a buzzword for some time now. The term has transformed the way people think about charity, profit, and impact.

A Radical Solution to the Overuse of Occupational Licensing
Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg View

The federal government can liberate dog walkers and barbers by taking powers away from states and localities.

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).