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PowerLinks 04.19.17

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Freedom of worship is on the decline in many countries
The Economist

A new report quantifies religious persecution by both governments and individuals

How to Turn a Poor Country into a Rich Country the Easy Way
Daniel J. Mitchell, FEE

The recipe for growth and prosperity isn’t very complicated. Adam Smith provided a very simple formula back in the 1700s.

Whatever Happened to Free Trade?
Bob Davis and Jon Hilsenrath, Wall Street Journal

Companies and countries are scrambling to adjust to a strange new world created by a decade of economic retrenchment and an upswing in populism.

Poll: Most Young People Say Gov’t Should Pay For Health Care
Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson, Associated Press

Most young Americans want any health care overhaul under President Donald Trump to look a lot like the Affordable Care Act signed into law by his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

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).