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PowerLinks 01.31.19

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Economics helps explain why suicide is more common among Protestants
Sascha O. Becker and Ludger Woessmann, Big Think

Evidence suggest that the sociological channel to explain Protestants’ higher suicide rate is more relevant than the theological channel.Aeon counter – do not remove

Venezuela is a tragic reminder of why property rights matter
Alexander C. R. Hammond, CapX

Property rights have a stronger correlation with prosperity than any other aspect of economic freedom.

Want Less Graft? Allow More Freedom.
Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg Opinion

With some surprising exceptions, corruption is seen as more likely to thrive in authoritarian countries than in democracies.

Here’s The Brief Moral Case Against ‘Democratic Socialism’
David Weinberger, The Federalist

Calling something a ‘human right’ signifies that it’s no longer legitimate to debate the wisdom and prudence of various strategies for providing that thing.

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).