Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 05.20.16

Extreme global poverty is rapidly declining, but 84% of Americans don’t realize it
James Pethokoukis, AEI Ideas

Free trade and global investment aren’t just economic priorities, they’re moral ones. It’s an important aspect missing from the current American political debate on trade and globalization.

What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour
Neil Irwin, New York Times

Which was a more important innovation: indoor plumbing, jet air travel or mobile phones?

How authoritarian socialism caused Venezuela’s collapse
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The Week

Venezuela’s economy is in freefall. It’s probably the worst in the world — literally. T

US raises China steel taxes by 522%

The US has raised its import duties on Chinese steelmakers by more than fivefold after accusing them of selling their products below market prices.

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).