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PowerLinks 08.08.19

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On Writing, Economics, and Writing About Economics
David Deavel, The Imaginative Conservative

Economics is one of the necessary tools that call forth the creativity and cooperation in us—aspects of our being made in the image of God. The science of the economic sphere is most interesting to the imaginative conservative when its methods and truths are applied not as ends in themselves, but as means toward the building up of society.

‘Free Everything’ and the First Law of Politics
Dan Sanchez, CapX

Who do you trust more to deliver a service – politicians, or an entrepreneur?

Minimum Wage Hikes in NYC Are Forcing Businesses to Cut Jobs and Raise Prices
Billy Binion, Reason

The mandated pay increases disproportionately impact the restaurant industry.

Defending Religion as a Public Good
Carson Holloway, Law and Liberty

A responsible political leader might act to promote religion for secular reasons, on the understanding that religion is necessary to a healthy democracy.

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).