Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 08.01.18

US Pastor’s House Arrest in Turkey Puts Religious Freedom in the Spotlight
Olivia Enos and Sarah Roberts , The Daily Signal

After significant international pressure from the United States and other nations, American pastor Andrew Brunson was finally released from prison to house arrest after a Turkish court ruling last Wednesday. That’s a step forward—but it’s not enough.

Can the State Reduce Poverty?
Henry Hazlitt, Mises Institute

From the beginning of history, sincere reformers as well as demagogues have sought to abolish or at least to alleviate poverty through state action. In most cases their proposed remedies have only served to make the problem worse.

The topsy turvy logic of Trump’s trade tirades
Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist

Mr Trump complains of “Trade Abuse”, saying that other countries “impose massive Tariffs and Trade Barriers” while “sending their product into our country tax free”. This is narrowly true, broadly false and wholly absurd.

Aldo Leopold’s Ecological Conservatism
R.M. Stangler, The American Conservative

He shows us how to reject a politics that destroys, whether its target is our landscapes or our culture.

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).