Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 10.11.18

Reframing the Issue of Poverty
Gabriella Siefert, The Exchange

Poverty is more than just a physical reality.

What Do We Learn from Amazon and the Minimum Wage?
Alex Tabarrok, Marginal Revolution

Amazon increased its wages voluntarily but suppose that the minimum wage had been increased by law. What would have happened?

How Licensing Reform Can Help States and Veterans
Michael Jahr and C. Jarrett Dieterle, RealClearPolicy

Licensing requirements harm many low- and middle-income workers by raising the barrier to entry in hundreds of occupations.

Shame may feel awful but new cross-cultural evidence shows it is fundamental to our survival
Emma Young, BPS Research Digest

The essential job of shame, it seems, is to stop us from being too selfish for our own good.

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).