Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 03.14.17

Frederick Douglass Hated Socialism
Damon Root,

He stood for natural rights, racial equality, and economic liberty in a free labor system. At the heart of his worldview was the principle of self-ownership.

Backpage’s Sex Ads Are Gone. Child Trafficking? Hardly.
Timothy Williams, New York Times

In the fight against child sex trafficking, shutting down an epicenter like Backpage was a major victory, but one against a relentless foe that quickly unfurled new tentacles.

Ed Secretary Devos Promotes School Choice, Local Control
Maria Danilova, Associated Press

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says school choice and local control are important in education. DeVos told a conference of urban educators on Monday that “Parents know what is best for their children.”

Kuyper on Authority
Simon Kennedy, The Calvinist International

In volume 1 of Pro Rege, Kuyper expounds upon the theme of the origins and nature of authority. In his exposition, he shows himself to be quite the political theologian.

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).