Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 03.17.17

Is God a Macro- or Micro- Economist?
G. Patrick Lynch, EconLog

Perhaps no recent critic has taken the economics profession to task quite as publicly as Pope Francis in his recent encyclical “Laudato Si,” which received a lot of attention from journalists, environmentalists and social justice advocates when it was published last year.

Islam is set to overtake Christianity as the world’s biggest religion by 2070
Peter Weber, The Week

Christianity is the world’s largest religion, but Islam is growing faster — and, according to Pew Research Center, Muslims will outnumber Christians by 2070.

Trade Deficits Don’t Matter; Understanding Deficits Do
Mark J. Perry, FEE

Peter Navarro, in his Wall Street Journal opinion piece earlier this week demonstrated his fundamental misunderstanding of international trade when he opened his op-ed with the following question: “Do trade deficits matter?”

Knights donate $2 million for Christians from Iraq, Syria

The Knights of Columbus, which helped lead the charge to persuade the US State Department to officially recognize ISIS violence directed at religious minorities in Iraq and Syria as a “genocide,” is donating nearly $2 million to support Christian refugees from those two nations.

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).