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PowerLinks 11.08.16

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Flourishing requires belief in human potential
Gov. Sam Brownback, Washington Times

The promise of America is a dream. It is not the promise of an easy life, material wealth or even a white picket fence.

How Much Does Social Security Really Reduce Poverty?
Andrew G. Biggs, AEI

CBPP shouldn’t scare people with the implication that Social Security reform will throw millions of people into poverty when the opposite is true.

The Health Care Plan That Promises to Protect Your Religious Beliefs
Rachel del Guidice, The Daily Signal

With open enrollment for Obamacare now open, one health care organization is encouraging people to purchase insurance coverage that respects their conscience and religious beliefs.

Taking ‘Human Action’ into Account Is Important if You Desire Flourishing
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Mises defined economics as the science of purposeful human action. In a Christian context, think of economics as the science of making God-pleasing decisions.

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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).