PowerLinks 05.09.16
Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 05.09.16

President Obama calls for higher minimum wage following disappointing job report
Jeva Lange, The Week

Following the weakest job report in seven months, President Obama spoke to the press Friday about the economy and publicly called for Congress to raise the minimum wage.

Half a Billion of Our Children Are Growing Up in War, Famine and Other Catastrophes
Annalisa Merelli, Quartz

An estimated 462 million children of school age live in countries affected by humanitarian crises—including war, famine, and deadly epidemics—a UNICEF report published on May 4 found.

How to solve charter schools’ biggest challenge
Jenn Hatfield and Ian Lindquist, U.S. News & World Report

Since the turn of the century, there has been an explosion in student demand for charter schools. The number of charter schools has more than quadrupled during that time, from roughly 1,500 to over 6,800, yet the number of students on waitlists topped one million for the first time in 2014.

Could Adam Smith Have Loved Distributism?
Alexander Salter, The Imaginative Conservative

[T]here are, I contend, several areas where those who are intrigued by distributism, and those who are practicing, mainline political-economists, can find common ground. The most promising common ground lies in the selection of means for advancing similar, or even common, ends.

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).