PowerLinks 04.15.16
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PowerLinks 04.15.16

The Fed ‘is a god that has failed’
George Gilder, CNBC

Why does Wall Street keep recovering after recessions but the economy seemingly never does?

The Sanders-Pope Francis ‘moral economy’ could hurt the income inequality fight
Charles Lane, Washington Post

Democratic socialist presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will depart soon for the Vatican, where he’ll speak at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, a previously obscure body whose ideological leanings are implied by the invitations it extended to Sanders and two other headliners, the left-wing populist presidents of Bolivia and Ecuador.

Pope backs conscientious objection rights for Christians
Crux

Pope Francis on Tuesday warned against an “educated persecution” of Christians today, saying Christians are not only under threat by those trying to kill them, but also by those who want to limit their freedom and their right to conscientious objection.

Why Soviet Refugees Aren’t Buying Sanders’s Socialism
Olga Khazan, The Atlantic

The ultra-conservative views of many in the Russian Jewish community are driven by memories of life in the USSR.

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).