Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks – 01.28.13

Big Idea: Give People on Welfare Lottery Tickets
Peter Lawler, Big Think

Studies show there’s a strong correlation between being poor and playing the lottery big. Prosperous and educated people—sensible folks like you and me—don’t play the lottery much at all.

Foreign Aid: There Are Many Ways Conservatives Can—and Should—Help the Poor
James M. Roberts, The Foundry

Daniel Hannan, a member of the European Parliament and one of Great Britain’s rising conservative political stars, reminds us that the fundamental error of the left is its “elevation of motive over outcome.”

Property Owners Prevail in Important Asset Forfeiture Case
Ilya Somin, The Volokh Conspiracy

A federal district court in Massachusetts has ruled in favor of the property owners in United States v. 434 Main Street, Tewksbury, an important asset forfeiture case.

How Big Government Undermines Freedom and Prosperity
Steven Greenhut, Reason

The dangers of viewing government as the be-all-and-end-all of our society.

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).