Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 06.24.16

It’s official: Britain votes for Brexit, and will quit the European Union
Quartz

With the vast majority of votes counted in Britain’s EU referendum, the result is clear. Voters in the UK narrowly chose to exit the European Union—a so-called “Brexit”—by a margin of 52% to 48%.

How an ‘infrastructure for innovation’ can defeat poverty
Robert Doar and Linda Gibbs, Washington Monthly

When Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared a war on poverty in New York City in 2005, he had two clear instructions: First, he wanted a focus on helping people achieve economic success, not escape poverty through bigger transfer payments.

Sorry, Everyone: The American Middle Class Is Winning
David Harsanyi, The Federalist

Stop your whining, bourgeois! You’re basically the luckiest people to ever walk the earth.

Rights First, Government Second
Adam Freedman, City Journal

Randy Barnett’s new book calls for limits on the power of the federal government.

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).