Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 03.13.18

Minimum Income Is Not a Right
Robert Doar, AEI

President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty got some things right and has had some important successes. But it got at least one thing very wrong—a mistake still haunting us today.

WaPo Columnist: You Know What Time It Is, Kids? Socialism Time!
Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

This column might have made a lot more sense if the date on it was slightly different — say, March 6, 1918, rather than March 6, 2018. At that point, the economic utopianism from Karl Marx remained almost entirely theoretical, except for the nascent socialist state emerging in Russia in the middle of the Great War.

Religious Liberty Is Not Being Used to Impose Religion. Here’s the Proof.
Rachel Busick, The Daily Signal

Religious freedom cases made up only 1.2 percent of all 10th Circuit decisions since the Hobby Lobby case. Half of those involved religious claims by prisoners and individuals seeking asylum.

A Straightforward View of Morality and the Government
Robert Higgs, The Beacon

If an action is immoral for me and you, it is also immoral for others, including those who constitute the government

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).