Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 08.06.18

Pope Francis changes Catholic Church teaching to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’
Chico Harlan, Washington Post

Pope Francis has changed Catholic Church teaching to fully reject the death penalty, the Vatican announced Thursday, saying it would work to abolish capital punishment worldwide.

‘War on Poor’ an Exaggeration
Brian Riedl, Manhattan Institute

Overall, the 1996 Republican welfare reforms lifted millions out of poverty by promoting work and self-sufficiency.

What does a robot accountant look like?
Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist

What does a robot accountant look like? Not C-3PO with a pencil sharpener, that’s for sure.

There is a much better welfare fix than Universal Basic Income
Cian Hussey, CapX

To help the unemployed and incentivise work, we need a Negative Income Tax.

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).