Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 08.26.19

A Christian’s Perspective on Economic Downturn
Greg Forster, Crossway

We live in an age of economic anxiety,1 and it’s only going to get more disrupted.

Why American Democracy Is Worth Defending
Alexander Salter, The Imaginative Conservative

What is American democracy, and why is it worth defending? The current political climate, in which democracy is increasingly (and troublingly) equated with populism, compels us to reflect on this question.

Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year
Kevin Freking, Associated Press

The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported.

China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US products
Joe McDonald, ABC News

China on Friday announced tariff hikes on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest planned increase, deepening a conflict over trade and technology that threatens to tip a weakening global economy into recession.

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).