Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 01.11.19

Trump signs law to pump $430 million into anti-human trafficking efforts
Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service

Nationwide efforts to confront human trafficking received a boost in the new year as President Donald Trump signed a bill reauthorizing federal expenditures for prevention and assistance programs across the federal government.

Do deficits matter?
Allison Schrager Quartz

In a time of stark political division in the US, one issue has united the left and the right: Politicians on both sides of the aisle agree that deficits don’t matter.

Tucker Carlson and the Republican turn against the market
Dalibor Rohac, CapX

The latest rant about bankers comes not from Bernie Sanders or AOC, but from a Fox News anchor

Karl Marx and the Great Socialist Revival
James Bovard, Mises Wire

Marxists assumed that vastly increasing government power was the key to liberating humanity. But all-powerful regimes quickly become ends in themselves.

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).