Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 08.13.18

Why Capitalism Needs Reformation (An Interview with Kenneth Barnes)
Bruce Ashford

Please allow me to introduce you to one of this year’s best books: Kenneth Barnes’ Redeeming Capitalism. It was published by Eerdmans this year; it is critically acclaimed as a thoughtful and probing evaluation of capitalism through the lens of Christian theology and ethics.

Fight Against Human Trafficking Begins in Our Own Neighborhoods
Brian Hilliker and Olivia Enos, The Daily Signal

The 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report had a refreshing take on anti-trafficking strategy—one that emphasizes the role of communities in addressing sexual and labor exploitation.

The Hunger for a Bold Socialism
Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic

The political preferences of two college professors, writing in a prominent leftist journal, are informed by the belief that “making people’s lives materially better isn’t enough.”

Why God’s Creation Helps Us Understand Economics
Shawn Ritenour, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

The only reason we have a world in which we can do any science, including economics, is that God made it that way.

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).