Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 08.02.19

Pete Buttigieg Calls Opponents Of A $15 Minimum Wage ‘So-called Christians’
Joshua Lawson, The Federalist

The failed economic policies put forth by Pete Buttigieg hurt the same poor he wants to help. We need more charity and cheerful giving — and fewer lectures from politicians on what it means to be a Christian.

A Conservative Plan for Supporting America’s Families
Melissa Langsam Braunstein, Institute for Family Studies

It’s time for conservatives to open up the debate about how to we can better help all parents and children.

Why Libertarians Distrust Political Power
Steven Horwitz, EconLib

The libertarian criticism of political power is deeply rooted in both theory and history. Its most simple formulation is a version of the claim that “ought does not imply can.”

Why Milton Friedman Saw School Choice as a First Step, Not a Final One
Kerry McDonald, FEE

On his birthday, let’s celebrate Milton Friedman’s vision of enabling parents, not government, to be in control of a child’s education.

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).