Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 02.15.19

Helping the Poor Versus Reducing Inequality
Mike Rappaport, Law and Liberty

It is not income equality, but making the poor well off that is an important value for government policy.

Don’t Blame Capitalism for the Decline of the Extended Family
Ryan McMaken, Mises Wire

A common myth about capitalism — and its associated ideology, (classical) liberalism — is that capitalism and liberalism somehow “force” people to prefer consumption and profit maximization above all other value systems.

Globalization Is Making Everyone Richer
Kevin D. Williamson, National Review

Why should the economic “security” of the relatively rich trump the desire of the poor to eat and be housed?

Pagans vs. Christians in the Modern World
Rachel Lu, Public Discourse

Why are progressives so intent on winning control of the public square? In his new book, Steven Smith argues that they are motivated by the same battle that was waged in ancient Rome: Paganism vs. Christianity, immanence vs. transcendence.

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).