PowerLinks 06.12.15
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PowerLinks 06.12.15

Minimum Wage Laws: Restrictions On Free Speech?
Adam Allouba, Atlas Network

The lower market wage for artists does not arise from someone’s arbitrary decision — or even someone’s informed decision — because no “decision” was involved. That wage instead results from an ongoing conversation between producers and consumers about how much art is for sale relative to how much art people will buy.

Vatican to share tax info with US in new transparency step
Nicole Winfield, Associated Press

The Vatican formally committed Wednesday to share the tax information of U.S. citizens with the United States in the latest move to improve the reputation of its scandal-marred bank and crack down on tax cheats.

Seattle ‘culturemaker’ Nathan Marion: We Need New Abbeys In America To Foster Community, Arts
Jesse James Deconto, Religion Dispatches

Out of Marion’s experience with the Abbey, grew Lonely Buildings, a consulting firm that helps congregations reimagine how to use their facilities to serve their neighbors and neighborhoods. From Seattle and Portland, Houston and Austin, to San Diego and Birmingham, Ala., Marion advises congregations about how their buildings can belong to the broader “parishes” that surround them.

Africa creates TFTA – Cape to Cairo free-trade zone
BBC

African leaders have agreed to create the continent’s largest free-trade zone, covering 26 countries in an area from Cape Town to Cairo.

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).