Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks – 08.24.12

Is Totalitarian Liberalism A Mutant Form of Christianity?
Tracey Rowland, Crisis Magazine

In a post-Christian world gods don’t disappear. Christ is simply replaced by the apparatus of the nation-state. Political leaders assume to themselves the powers and prerogatives formerly associated with deities, above all, powers over life and death and reproduction.

Why government needs a diet
George Will, Washington Post

Because the possibility of effectively supervising government varies inversely with government’s size, so does government’s lawfulness.

Solidarity and the Welfare State
Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

It is easy to see how the welfare state, consolidating ever more power in the central government, is destructive of subsidiarity. What is often overlooked however, is how destructive the welfare state tends to be also of solidarity.

The work of Friedrich Hayek shows why EU governments cannot spend their way out of the Eurozone crisis
Steven Horwitz, London School of Economics

Why Friedrich Hayek’s work and why it presents a compelling case against governments using increased public spending to solve Europe’s economic problems.

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).