Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 07.27.18

If We Want to Love the Poor, We Must Be Near Them
Annie Lavi, Intersect

We cannot care about the people that Jesus wants us to care about when we live our lives separately from them.

Charity Needs Markets
Jörg Guido Hülsmann, Mises Institute

Although it is sometimes imagined that a world based on gift-giving rather than market exchange would be a world without scarcity or want, we are still left with the problem of manufacturing and producing complex goods that require markets to allocate resources.

Three Things Entrepreneurship Taught Me About the Gospel
Brittanie Young, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Whether or not I become the professional success that I want to be, I’m reminded that Jesus alone is our greatest treasure.

Trump Could Give Aid Money to Farmers Hurt by Tariffs. Here Are 5 Reasons That’s a Bad Idea.
Daren Bakst and Troi Whiting, The Daily Signal

The Trump administration is planning to spend as much as $12 billion in aid to help farmers hurt by the administration’s tariffs. By acknowledging the need for aid to farmers, the Trump administration is admitting that its tariff strategy is hurting Americans.

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).