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PowerLinks 11.27.18

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Why Spiritual People Are More Inclined to Embrace Free Markets Than Materialists
Jon Miltimore, FEE

Capitalism, after all, is a system that requires a level of comfort with inequalities in material outcomes.

New political party says its roots are in Catholic Social Teaching
Charles C. Camosy, Crux

Principles such as the dignity of each human being from conception to natural death, environmental stewardship, a just foreign policy, solidarity and subsidiarity, don’t require Catholic faith. Many members arrive at them through Protestant sources such as Kuyperian thought, through secular pro-life work, and many other ways.

Socialism isn’t a recipe for prosperity
Daniel J. Mitchell, CapX

Investment depends on more than tax policy and the rule of law.

What ‘Emotional Labor’ Actually Means
Julie Beck, The Atlantic

The term has become a central part of an important conversation around the division of household labor. But the sociologist who coined it says it’s being used incorrectly.

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).