PowerLinks 02.29.16
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PowerLinks 02.29.16

Why Do We Need Religion?
Greg Forster, TGC

I may never have had a more frustrating assignment than reviewing Miroslav Volf’s Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World. This book provides deep theological insights on a topic where insight is urgently needed. But Volf, professor of religion at Yale University, adopts a method that forces him to leave the big question at the center of the book underdeveloped.

How To Stop US Companies From Leaving the US
David Allen, The Daily Signal

What’s holding us back? While there are many contributing factors, one of the most important is our broken corporate tax system.

This Group Helps Ex-Cons Adopt Free-Market Principles For Success

It has become a common sentiment in recent political rhetoric that a prison sentence is not limited to the time one spends behind bars. The scrutiny and scorn faced by ex-cons with felony records has, in many ways, taken on the attributes of a life sentence, as ex-cons struggle to find gainful employment and adapt to life after prison.

Charity That Hurts vs. Empowerment That Helps
Baylee Molloy, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

While the intentions behind charity may be good, the West’s charity efforts are outdated and have harmful effects on the poor.

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).