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PowerLinks 01.18.19

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Bloody Religion Versus Bloody Secularism
James R. Rogers, Law and Liberty

If we ask what was the greater source of violence in the 20th century, secularism has to trump religion every time.

Teacher Strike in Los Angeles Underscores Need for Education Choice
Lindsey Burke, The Daily Signal

Public school teachers in Los Angeles are on strike, affecting half a million children attending some 900 public schools in the district.

Business Schools Have No Business in the University
Steven Conn, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Basic questions about what business schools teach, what business students learn, and what utility any of those have in the actual world of business remain unanswered.

FDR’s Worst Perversion of Freedom: The “Four Freedoms” Speech
James Bovard, Mises Wire

Franklin Roosevelt did more than any other modern president to corrupt Americans’ understanding of freedom. Last week was the 75th anniversary of his 1944 speech calling for a second Bill of Rights to guarantee economic freedom to Americans.

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).