PowerLinks 05.28.15
Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 05.28.15

Should Washington set out to change religious beliefs?
Richard W. Garnett, USA Today

Well-intended bribes & nudges can damage freedom of faith as much as heavy handed tactics.

Cronyism Doesn’t Just Infect Markets—It Infects Culture
Michael A. Needham and Ryan T. Anderson, The Federalist

Just as cronies seek special economic advantages from government, the Left also seeks special advantages from government in its effort to reshape the character of American society.

Why RFRA? Because all Americans have rights of conscience
Travis C. Barham, Citizen-Times

Opponents of laws like North Carolina’s proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act, currently being considered by the state Senate, often declare that business owners have no place incorporating their values into their businesses. Instead, they must leave their religious beliefs and their consciences at home.

5 facts about Latinos and education
Jens Manuel Krogstad, Pew Research

Educational attainment among U.S. Latinos has been changing rapidly in recent years, reflecting the group’s growth in the nation’s public K-12 schools and colleges. Over the past decade, the Hispanic high school dropout rate has declined and college enrollment has increased, even as Hispanics trail other groups in earning a bachelor’s degree.

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).