Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 10.21.16

How the Free Market Helps Combat Racial Discrimination
Walter E. Williams, The Daily Signal

Racists cannot trust free markets to racially discriminate. Free markets, with their dispersion of power, have little respect for race.

Ignorance Is More Costly in Politics than in Markets
Gary Galles, Mises Wire

For months, I have seen articles about the massive economic ignorance infesting candidates’ views and how they would “fix” what they think are the nation’s problems. They essentially say that neither candidate knows enough to pass an economics principles course, much less enough to advance Americans’ general welfare. I cannot disagree.

Freedom is key to creating wealth, prosperity
Jack Kemp, Washington Times

Too often in our descent into the policy minutia of budget and trade deficits, fiscal and monetary policy, we overlook the broader and bigger picture.

What the Greatest Catholic Philosopher Had to Say about Private Property
Richard M. Ebeling, FEE

The “just price” was the judgement of what both users and producers thought a good was worth.

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).