PowerLinks 11.05.15
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PowerLinks 11.05.15

Why Should Christians Care About Government?
Mark Melton, Juicy Ecumenism

“God created war so that Americans would learn geography.” I really enjoy this Mark Twain quote. Sometimes it gets some chuckles, but the chuckles often turn into a tinge of sadness because there is some truth in it.

New article argues poverty not to blame for poor relative test scores
Angela Rachidi, AEI Ideas

An article in Education Next by Michael Petrilli and Brandon Wright of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute takes an important look at child poverty in America compared to other developed countries, and challenges the belief that high relative child poverty in the United States explains away poor academic performance compared to other countries.

Maine Liberals Reject $15 An Hour Minimum Wage
John Fund, The Corner

City voters rejected a proposed increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour tonight by 58% to 42%.

12 Principles of Economic Wisdom
Darrell L. Bock and Greg Forster, Hendricks Center

In this episode, Darrell Bock and Greg Forster discuss theology and economics, focusing on twelve values of the Economic Wisdom Project.

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).