Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 03.23.17

What if You Fail? Lin-Manuel Miranda, ‘Hamilton’ and the Value of Work
Nathaniel Williams, Intersect

We may not be an award-winning Broadway playwright, but similar questions haunt us, too. Will our work be worth it?

The State Can’t Protect the Environment – Markets Can
Fred Smith and Iain Murray, FEE

There are indeed environmental concerns, but these reflect failures to allow markets and their prerequisite institutions to evolve, rather than “market failures”.

Maybe the Economy Isn’t the Reason Why So Many American Men Aren’t Working
Alana Semuels, The Atlantic

Many experts have blamed a poor job market, but new research indicates that an overlooked cause may be poor health.

Gorsuch Credits Liberal Democrats for ‘Very Strict Law’ Defending Religious Freedom
Rachel del Guidice, The Daily Signal

Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, deftly paid respect to liberal Democrats in remarks Tuesday on protecting religious liberty in cases such as the Hobby Lobby decision.

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).