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PowerLinks 11.06.18

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What the Book of Genesis Can Teach Us About Speculation
T. Norman Van Cott, FEE

It’s common to view speculators as thieves, but they serve a valuable economic function.

Morality: the new way to understand economic decisions
Rick Delbridge and Nicole Woolsey Biggart, The Conversation

While economic thinking has a powerful simplicity at its heart, Collier’s work is a timely reminder that economic ideas often get over simplified and misrepresented.

The ‘Radical Saving’ Trend Is Based on Fantasy
Jared Dillian, Bloomberg Opinion

The “Financial Independence, Retire Early” advocates are using assumptions about future market returns that are unrealistic.

6 Reasons Our Work Is Hard
Steve Lindsey, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Sometimes, when I got to the end of a long day, all that was left was a deep sigh, ‘Why does this job feel so empty?’

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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).