PowerLinks 05.11.15
Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 05.11.15

Two Premises on Poverty and Culture
Ross Douthat, New York Times

These two realities, taken together, do not necessarily point toward either a left-wing or a right-wing diagnosis of our situation.

How would we know if we won the War on Poverty?
Scott Sumner, EconLog

There’s a tendency to assume that the effect of anti-poverty spending can be measured by looking at the difference between market income and market income plus government aid. I’m going to argue that this is a very serious conceptual error, even if their conclusions end up being correct in the end.

The three keys to school choice success
Michael Q. McShane, AEI Ideas

For the class of 2014, only 26 percent of those who took the ACT scored college-ready in all four subjects. If we want to turn around these depressing statistics, we need serious change in the American education system.

The Left Frets: What If the Supreme Court Recognizes the Dignity of Christians?
Seth Mandel, Commentary

A nagging question I’ve had while watching local businesses sued into oblivion for the Christian thoughtcrimes of their proprietors is: What will it take for liberals to finally have second thoughts about the way in which gay marriage is being legalized?

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).