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PowerLinks 09.05.19

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The Point of Kuyperian Pluralism
Jonathan Chaplin, Comment

Facing exploitative capitalism and overweening statism, Kuyper’s vision of pluralism should still inspire Christians today.

You’re Not Pushing Paper Across A Desk. You’re Saving the World.
Art Carden, EconLog

In my profession as an economics professor and through churches I have attended, I’ve been around a lot of people who want to “make a difference.” They almost inevitably equate “making a difference” with “working for a government or a non-profit organization like a church that is dedicated, at least in part, to helping poor people.” Rarely do I hear anyone say “I want to work in accounts receivable for a company that makes faucets–or worse, a company that just sells faucets and other sundries.”

Moral Hazard: A Primer
Money and Banking

In this post, we provide a brief introduction to the concept of moral hazard, focusing on how various aspects of the financial system are designed to mitigate the challenges it causes.

Why Is Christian Citizenship a Paradox?
Émilie Tardivel-Schick, Church Life Journal

The major aim of this book consisted in demonstrating that this formulation does not expound a Christian political doctrine, but rather a way of conceiving Christian citizenship in light of the requirements of the universal common good.

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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).