Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 07.29.19

Edmund Burke’s Case for Private Charity Over the Welfare State
Kai Weiss, Mises Wire

When it comes to the role of government in society, a relatively unknown work of his can be especially illuminating.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Wants a $20 Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers. That Would Likely Destroy the Restaurant Industry.
Billy Binion, Reason

The Democratic congresswoman said that people cannot live off tips. People who live off tips beg to differ.

How economics can raise its game
Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist

How can economics become a more insightful discipline? Should it aim to be more like physics, with its precision and predictive power? Or should economists emulate anthropologists or historians, immersing themselves in the details of the particular and the unquantifiable?

Church, Business, or Government: Which Is Best at Fighting Poverty?
Elise Daniel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

No other institution on earth has a greater interest in justice and human flourishing than the church.

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).