PowerLinks 02.10.15
Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 02.10.15

How Economic Freedom Reduces Poverty
Kim Holmes, The Daily Signal

Suppose someone told you there were over two decades of economic data showing the secret of success for every nation in the world and that a Nobel laureate in economics inspired the methodology that was used to analyze that data. Would you sit up and listen?

Pope Francis faces a big week in his effort to reform the Vatican
David Gibson, Religion News Service

Pope Francis has begun what could be a key week for his reformist papacy, starting with meetings with his hand-picked kitchen cabinet of nine senior cardinals, who are developing plans to overhaul the Roman Curia, the papal civil service that has been plagued with crisis and dysfunction.

Five Bleak Facts on Black Opportunity
Richard V. Reeves and Edward Rodrigue , Brookings

In terms of opportunity, there are still two Americas, divided by race. Five facts show how far we still have to go.

Many states have cracked down on payday loans. Here’s how lenders still get away with it.
Jeff Guo, Washington Post

Payday lenders are a slippery bunch. In recent years, several states have passed laws curtailing these kinds of loans, which often charge triple-digit interest rates and tend to be a last resort for the poor

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).