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PowerLinks – 05.01.13

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Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty?
Annie Lowrey, New York Times

The end to extreme poverty might very well be within reach. But is the bar too low?

Pope tells young to ‘swim against the tide; it’s good for the heart’
Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

In a partially improvised homily at Mass April 28 in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis encouraged young people to hang on to their ideals and pursue them.

Career Advice: Give
Emily Esfahani Smith, The Atlantic

Givers focus on others, takers on themselves, and matchers care most about fairness. Studies show that most professional success, not just satisfaction, goes to givers.

How do Markets Handle Sin and Human Nature?
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

As Christians, we should consider how markets and other institutions can bring about higher levels of flourishing, despite their limitations and our own fallen human nature.

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).