PowerLinks 12.15.15
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PowerLinks 12.15.15

How Economic Sanctions Affect Poor People
Matt W. Dawson, The Federalist

The United States sanctions Zimbabwe to target fewer than 200 people and institutions. Here’s how that affects the other 14 million.

Christian leaders call for unity in response to persecution
Inés San Martín, Crux

Unless Christian denominations set aside their differences and work together, Christianity will not survive in Syria and Iraq — and is endangered in Burma, China, and Cyprus as well.

How a Family Allowance Could End Poverty
Peter-Christian Aigner, The Atlantic

An old idea to keep women at home could expand economic opportunities for the nation’s poorest—and middle-class—families.

For the first time, less than 10 percent of the world is living in extreme poverty, World Bank says
Adam Taylor, Washington Post

The World Bank provided some relief from bad news this week with some fresh, positive data: For the first time ever, it estimates that the number of people around the world living in extreme poverty will fall below 10 percent.

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).