Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 08.21.18

What Went Wrong With Human Rights
James Taranto, Wall Street Journal

The conflation of ‘natural law’ with ‘positive law’ handed communism a philosophical victory after the end of the Cold War.

Why Personal Character Matters for Public Office
Bruce Ashford

Nearly two decades after President Bill Clinton was impeached on charges surrounding a sexual harassment lawsuit, the American people remain deeply ambivalent about whether a political leader’s personal behavior has public import.

A Closer Look at How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Employment
Janet Currie and Molly Schnell, Harvard Business Review

Inevitably, the effects of this crisis touch multiple aspects of people’s lives: their families, their communities, and, of course, their workplaces. One narrative suggests that addiction leads to job loss and lower labor force participation.

Work, Dignity, and the Source of Our True Value
Daniel Darling, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Work whispers in our ears that we are God-like, without a need for rest.

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).