Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 10.24.16

Socialism Kills More Babies than War
Chelsea Follett, FEE

Recent reports that infants now die at a higher rate in Venezuela than in war-torn Syria were, sadly, unsurprising – the results of socialist economics are predictable. Venezuela’s infant mortality rate has actually been above Syria’s since 2008.

The Millions of Americans Without Bank Accounts
Gillian B. White, The Atlantic

Even as more people gain access to basic financial services, a large segment of the population is still financially invisible.

Pope says contributions are great, but charity needs personal touch
Junno Arocho Esteves, Crux

Coming face to face with the poor may pose a challenge and tempt people to turn the other way and give in to “the habit of fleeing from needy people and not approach them, or disguise a bit the reality of the needy,” the pope said Oct. 19 during his Wednesday general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

Three Key Passages Concerning Stewardship in the Bible
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

We were created to be stewards of God’s creation through our work. There are many passages concerning stewardship in the Bible that tell us this, but the following three are important because they give us a biblical framework for stewardship in our lives.

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).