PowerLinks – 03.25.13
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PowerLinks – 03.25.13

Our First Right: Religious Liberty
Charles J. Chaput, Public Discourse

America’s founding documents assume an implicitly religious anthropology—an idea of human nature, nature’s God, and natural rights—that many of our leaders no longer share. Adapted from testimony submitted to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

Economists Should Return to Moral Philosophy
Hans Eicholz, Liberty Law Blog

If policy analysts and economists in general would state upfront the world view that informs their particular prescriptions, it would at least go part of the way to providing a better handle on the overall regulatory picture.

The Secret to Success for Social Entrepreneurs: Innovative Obedience?
Julia Thompson, Values & Capitalism

With God in the picture, there is no room for the illusion that the purpose of our work is self-glorification.

California is In For a World of Hurt
Bill Watkins, New Geography

Demographic trends themselves are creating a crisis brought about by a population that is simultaneously losing its children and getting older, and to a frightening extent poorer.

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).