PowerLinks 08.07.15
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PowerLinks 08.07.15

Domestic Sex Trafficking Survivors Find Hope in Small-Town Iowa Halfway Home
Leah Jessen, The Daily Signal

At the intersection of two of the nation’s largest highways, I-35 and I-80, sits the Des Moines, Iowa metro area, known for its small-town feel, farmer’s markets, and frequent visits from presidential campaign hopefuls.

Star Trek Economics: Life After the Dismal Science
Noah Smith, Bloomberg View

So let’s think about the economics of Star Trek. What we’re really thinking about is how to get to economic utopia. It’s an important question.

Video 5: Planned Parenthood’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Jason Jones and John Zmirak, The Stream

Richard Land is right: These videos could bring down America’s abortion industry.

How crony capitalism is slowing global economic growth
James Pethokoukis, AEI Ideas

Too much crony capitalism, not enough competitive capitalism. The US actually scores pretty well against other advanced economies, though we need to do even better.

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).