Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 06.13.19

How Adam Smith became a (surprising) hero to conservative economists
Glory M. Liu, Aeon

Whatever your political leanings, one thing is clear: Smith speaks on both sides of a longstanding debate about the fundamental values of modern market-oriented society.

Cuba Rations Food As Its Socialist Economy Enters Crisis Mode
José Niño, Mises Wire

While it is fashionable to talk about Venezuela and its notorious shortage of basic goods such as toilet paper, flour, and milk Cuba is now implementing a rationing program to combat its very own shortages of basic goods.

Keep Unions Out of Grad School
Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg Opinion

Universities and graduate students do not have a typical employer-employee relationship.

New Documentary Film Investigates Evidence for Capitalism
Baylee Eby, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

As India’s economy has grown, there has been a corresponding dramatic reduction in worldwide poverty.

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).