Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 07.11.18

Religious Liberty and the Option for the Poor
Aaron Taylor, Ethika Politika

The mountebank preacher who targets the poor and ignorant has much in common with the greedy tycoon who builds his wealth on subsistence wages and unsafe working conditions.

Work requirements to qualify for government aid: How well does it work?
Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service

Does imposing work requirements work?

Africa’s revolutionary new free trade area could lift millions out of poverty
Alexander C. R. Hammond , CapX

Prospects for African growth are better than ever, as countries move away from socialism.

An Exchange on Happiness, Freedom, and Spiritual Formation
Francis X. Maier, Timothy Reichert and Dylan Pahman, Public Discourse

How should we understand hierarchies, markets, freedom, happiness, anthropology, and spiritual formation? Three Christian thinkers respond to each other.

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).