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PowerLinks 03.12.18

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The Vatican Hosts A Hackathon
Andrea Valdez, Wired

The event, VHacks, is bringing together 120 students for a 36-hour hackathon aimed at finding technological solutions for three global issues the Catholic Church hopes to address: social inclusion, interfaith dialogue, and assistance for migrants and refugees.

Credit card debt surpasses $1 trillion in the US for first time
Nataly Pak, ABC News

U.S. consumers’ total credit card debt exceeded $1 trillion for the first time, according to a new study by the personal finance website WalletHub.

The Federal Government Spends a Lot More on the Elderly Than on Children. Should It?
Ben Leubsdorf, Wall Street Journal

Economists say U.S. spends more on the elderly, but early-childhood investments can improve outcomes.

Seven Steps for Serving our Bosses and God Faithfully
Joanna Sanders, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Ask questions and seek understanding of not just the requirements of the task but also of the purpose of the task.

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).