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PowerLinks 01.17.19

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Crony capitalism responsible for socialism’s new popularity
Matthew D. Mitchell, Detroit News

Because of crony capitalism, socialism has begun sounding more rational to voters.

Microcredit was a hugely hyped solution to global poverty. What happened?
Stephanie Wykstra, Vox

Studies have shown it hasn’t really lifted people out of poverty. But it’s still made a difference in the lives of the poor.

China’s crackdown on Christians continues
Catholic News Agency

A campaign by the Chinese government to ‘Sinicize’ religion is ongoing, with detention and indoctrination of Muslims in the far west of the country, and the closing of underground churches to the east.

Is Raising the Minimum Wage the Christian Thing to Do?
Joy Buchanan, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Private charity at its best is done voluntarily and in the context of relationship.

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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).