Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 03.06.19

Socialist Freedom, Economic Security, and Work
James R. Rogers, Law and Liberty

In Marxist and socialist anthropology, people generally would mimic the behavior only of virtuous aristocrats.

The False Promise of Universal Child Care
Samuel Hammond, Institute for Family Studies

The proposed universal child care plans should be seen for what they are: efforts to crowd-out family and informal child care in favor of a government-centered model.

Republicans want to make 2020 about capitalism vs. socialism. But there’s a problem: Trump.
James Pethokoukis, The Week

Competitive capitalism needs defenders, preferably ones who understand and value it. But champion of capitalism is certainly an odd and ill-fitting role for America’s populist president.

Cities Need Goals and Capital to Fight Poverty
A Conversation with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, The Catalyst

Tackling poverty requires more than great ideas. In Dallas, the GrowSouth initiative helped to bring economic opportunity to an underutilized region through public-private partnerships.

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).