Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 09.03.19

A Theology of Financial Independence
Sawyer Nyquist, Fathom

Being financially free has its virtues, but it also has its vices.

What’s Wrong with Protectionism?
Mercatus Center

Answering common objections to free trade.

Definite optimism as human capital
Dan Wang

In addition to education levels, human capital models should consider factors like optimism, imagination, and hope for the future.

Do Food Stamps Reduce Corporate Labor Costs?
Robert P. Murphy, The Beacon

Amazon, Walmart, and other corporate behemoths often use their wealth to get special favors from the government. However, they should be acquitted of the specific charge that they offload their labor costs to taxpayers through SNAP and other welfare programs.

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).