PowerLinks 04.22.16
Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 04.22.16

Americans average 35 hours a year filling out government forms
Bonnie Kristian, The Week

The federal government interacts with citizens by means of about 23,000 separate forms, finds an analysis of Washington’s paperwork situation by the American Action Forum.

Four Conservative Ways to Better Support the Homeless
Tom Rogan, Opportunity Lives

Washington, D.C. is a city of power and wealth and all the trappings thereof. With many high-end bars and restaurants, affluent Millennials, and a buzzing art and music scene, it’s a good place to live. But like many American cities, Washington is also home to thousands who live on the streets.

Payday Lending: Will Anything Better Replace It?
The Atlantic

The practice is slowly being regulated out of existence. But it’s unclear where low-income Americans will find short-term loans instead.

What the history of England’s clockmakers tells us about free enterprise and prosperity
James Pethokoukis, The American

Early in the book, Boorstin presents the history of early scientific instrument making — such as clocks and watches — and how England had the edge over France in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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).