PowerLinks 12.19.16
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PowerLinks 12.19.16

EPA Finds No Widespread Water Pollution From Fracking
Steve Everley, The Daily Signal

A landmark report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, released earlier this month, finally puts that talking point to bed. After more than half a decade of study, the EPA concluded that “the number of identified cases of drinking water contamination is small” compared to the total number of hydraulically fractured wells.

Bitcoin Economics in One Lesson
John Blocke, FEE

The end result of restricting the available supply of Bitcoin transactions is that more and more pressure is put on unrationed commodities. Whether those unrationed commodities are traditional payment methods or altcoins, the end result spells disaster for Bitcoin.

Seeing God’s Presence in Government Work
Russell Gehrlein, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

I want to share how I have experienced God’s presence as a government employee. Many readers of my blog know I refer to God’s presence in our various professions as “Immanuel Labor.”

Key findings on how world religions differ by education
Caryle Murphy, Pew Research

While there are big gaps in average education levels among different religious groups, these disparities have been narrowing in recent decades because those at the bottom made the biggest educational strides.

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).