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PowerLinks 07.15.16

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Poverty and Policy
R. Shep Melnick, Claremont Review of Books

This strange understanding of “welfare” informs the book’s misleading title. Unlike the hundreds of millions of people around the world who live in extreme poverty, none of the families profiled in $2 a Day actually lives on…$2 a day.

Free Trade and Catholic Social Teaching
Stephen M. Krason, Crisis Magazine

It is shaping up that one of the major issues this election year is going to be free trade and the international trade deals that the U.S. has negotiated over the past quarter-century.

How Conservative Policy Can Create The Conditions For Upward Mobility
Evan Smith, Opportunity Lives

As many Americans know too well, ours is an age of stagnant wages and rising costs, of economic anxiety and stress, and of uncertainty as to what will come next.

The Simple Reason Most Regulations Are Harmful
Scott Sumner, FEE

One of the most basic ideas in economics is that the vast majority of regulations are harmful. Here’s a simple example.

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).