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PowerLinks 11.03.16

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How to Help Poor Children
Robert Verbruggen, The American Conservative

If this election teaches Republicans one thing, hopefully it’s that they can no longer ignore the plight of the country’s lower and working classes. Safety-net reforms that meaningfully improve life for the poor—and are consistent with conservative principles—should be high on the agenda.

Human Freedom Is Up, But Government Quality Is Deteriorating
Marian Tupy,

These are interesting times to be an American. The people’s trust in the U.S. institutions is plummeting and the outcome of the presidential election, however it ends, is unlikely to reverse that trend.

The Need to Validate Vocational Interests
Ashley Lamb-Sinclair, The Atlantic

Assuming college is always the best option turns career-minded students away from true learning.

School Choice Benefits Teachers Too
Corey DeAngelis, FEE

Should teachers who forcefully receive resources from taxpayers benefit more, or the ones that produce desired educational outcomes?

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).