Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 05.20.19

Detaching universities from the Church hasn’t freed them
C C Pecknold, Catholic Herald

Roger Scruton is right about the decline of universities. So let’s remember their origins.

Myth: Healthy food is more expensive than unhealthy food
Charlie Middleton, Big Think

Poverty is exhausting and this in part drives food choices. Often the last thing people want to do at the end of a long day is cook, so cheap takeaway meals are appealing.

Capitalism vs socialism: lessons from Chile and Venezuela
Marian L Tupy and Alexander Hammond, CapX

Two Latin American countries make clear why free markets trump statism.

Tweet From Country’s Largest Labor Org Encourages Workers to ‘Seize the Means of Production’
Christian Britschgi, Reason

The AFL-CIO’s Twitter account appears to endorse a workers’ revolution.

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).