PowerLinks 10.21.15
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PowerLinks 10.21.15

UK: Counter-terrorism Bill risks branding Christians as ‘extremists’
Various, The Telegraph

Leaders of evangelical organisations and churches voice their concerns over Theresa May’s extremism disruption orders.

Silicon Harlem Showcases How Free Markets Empower People Of Color
Carrie Sheffield, Opportunity Lives

Charisse Taylor, Director of Youth Career Connect at New York City’s Department of Education, summed up the sentiment from many of her fellow panelists at the annual Silicon Harlem Tech Conference on Friday. “Technology is moving faster than government,” she said.

Nevada Families Fight ACLU’s Attempt to Destroy School Choice
Alexis Garcia & Nick Gillespie, Reason.com

“There is no one size fits all approach to education,” says Melanie Hildreth, director of development at the Institute for Justice, a libertarian public interest law firm based in Virginia. “Parents are in the best position to make choices for their own children.”

The Computer Glitch That’s Keeping Poor People From Their Money
Gillian B. White, The Atlantic

The final few days before a paycheck can be nerve wracking. That’s especially true for poorer Americans who generally have little wealth, no emergency cash, and limited access to credit to help them bridge the gap during a difficult time. And for those who rely on the alternative financing of RushCards—prepaid debit cards aimed specifically at underbanked Americans—things have gotten much more stressful after their cards stopped working a week ago.

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).