PowerLinks 10.08.15
Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 10.08.15

School choice’s supply problem
Max Eden, AEI Ideas

School choice programs will hit a low ceiling without the creation of new and better schools.

Students Make a Surprising Discovery about Small-Town Poverty Alleviation
Russ McCullough, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

12,500 people live in Ottawa, including the 670 students attending Ottawa University, where I teach economics. Poverty is still present in our pleasant little town.

A Princess’s Plan to Bring Light to the 620 Million Africans Without Power
Bryan Lufkin, Gizmodo

Many people living in Africa need electricity, but don’t have it. Luckily, something of a solar power revolution is afoot in Africa, triggering a wave of innovation from solar energy entrepreneurs. One of them is a princess descended from an ancient Mossi warrior, who stresses that the best way to combat this problem is by empowering the people to educate and help themselves.

The Reign of Recycling
John Tierney, New York Times

While it’s true that the recycling message has reached more people than ever, when it comes to the bottom line, both economically and environmentally, not much has changed at all.

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).