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PowerLinks 11.20.18

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Aquinas looks at bitcoin
Karl D. Stephan, Mercatornet

Is there anything intrinsically wrong with cryptocurrency?

DC’s Ban on Plastic Straws Extends Beyond Restaurants and Bars to Churches and Day Care Centers
Tristan Justice, The Daily Signal

The District of Columbia is set to implement a new ban on single-use plastic straws and coffee stirrers. Poised to take effect Jan. 1, the prohibition is not limited only to restaurants and bars, but also churches, day care centers and other entities in the city.

Virtue and the City
Paul Krause, The Imaginative Conservative

Virtue is what the good city aims to achieve as part of the common good. Since humans are social animals and creatures of actions, the call to cultivate virtue within civil society is a fundamental aspect of the good society and the good regime.

Five Takeaways From Mike Rowe’s Speech About Work In America
Nicole Russell, The Federalist

‘We have to stop telling kids to blindly follow their passion and show them the opportunities that exist.’

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).