Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 04.06.18

Sin taxes don’t do what their advocates claim
Tim Worstall, CapX

The claim that sin taxes are anything other than regressive is economically illiterate.

Trump’s “trade war” includes punishing Africans for refusing second-hand American clothes
Abdi Latif Dahir and Yomi Kazeem, Quartz

Africa’s textile industry may be caught in the crosshairs of US president Donald Trump’s global trade war.

What If The Media Covered The War On Poverty Like It Did Vietnam?
Daniel Lee, The Federalist

Imagine if the ambiguous result in our long struggle to end poverty—like the Vietnam War, an effort in which the goal posts always seem to be moving—was shown to be as ineffective.

Tariffs Unlikely to Bring Back Many U.S. Blue-Collar Jobs, Study Finds
Eric Morath, Wall Street Journal

Protectionist trade measures may boost U.S. manufacturing output, but those factories now rely on robots and fewer, better-educated workers.

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).