Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 04.15.19

The Solid, Slightly Out-of-Season Christian Case for Religious Liberty
Steven D. Smith, Public Discourse

Robert Wilken’s new book convincingly demonstrates that the concept of religious freedom has its origins in Christianity. Unfortunately, in today’s political climate, that may actually be viewed as an argument against religious freedom.

Why Socialism Fails Wherever It’s Tried
Bill Walton, The Daily Signal

Socialism depends on coercion and takings from the productive members of a society. That means those who can create wealth will usually either leave, or if they stay and refuse to cooperate, be killed.

Food waste: How to deal with a 10 million tonne problem
Eamonn Ives , CapX

Solving our food waste crisis need not mean ever more state intervention.

The Radicalism of Russell Kirk
Michael Warren Davis, The American Conservative

In an age characterized by “dreams of avarice,” he’s what the Right needs most.

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).