Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 07.28.17

Is Income Inequality Real?
Antony Davies, FEE

Income inequality has been in the news more and more, and it doesn’t look good. It’s aggravating to see people making more money than you, and we’re told all the time that income inequality is on the rise. But is it?

Draining the Swamp Means Ignoring the Pressure of Cronies
Veronique De Rugy, The Corner

As I noted last week, it’s apparently not enough that large U.S. companies have their own government agency, the Export-Import Bank, devoted to propping up their profits, they also want to pick the guy who runs this agency to make sure that business as usual will continue in the world of cronyism.

Trump to Nominate Gov. Brownback to Serve As Ambassador
Associated Press

President Donald Trump will nominate Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to serve as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.

Is Pursuing Wealth or Poverty More Virtuous?
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Is God more pleased with wealth or poverty? Plenty of people attempt to answer that question by using scripture, often out of context, to support two extreme views.

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).