Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 03.13.17

Mobile Phones Are Anti-Poverty Devices
obert Colvile, FEE

M-Pesa alone has lifted 194,000 households out of poverty.

House Backs Bill To Deter Lawsuits In Business-friendly Push
Kevin Freking, Associated Press

The Republican-led House on Friday backed legislation that requires judges to sanction attorneys and other parties who file frivolous lawsuits in federal district court, a move that supporters said will protect individuals and businesses from unnecessary legal costs.

India’s New Restrictions on Religious Liberty Threaten Critical Aid to the Poor
James Di Pane and Olivia Enos, The Daily Signal

In a sad development, the government of India is clamping down on religious liberty, and impoverished children stand to lose the most.

Communism’s Last Laugh
Brian Mattson, TGC

This isn’t the work of a cynic, sore loser, or national cheerleader. It’s the work of a thoughtful political philosopher.

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).