Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 08.17.17

Corporations Becoming New Arbiters Of Public Morality
Peter Hasson, Daily Caller

Major corporations are increasingly expected to play a societal role beyond just providing goods or services: more and more often, they’re expected to weigh in on issues of public morality.

The Miracle of the Reformers: Why Teaching Your Kids Hymns is Good for the Economy
Jeff Haanen, JeffHaanen.com

Perhaps the songs we teach our children is one the most important legacies we can leave for posterity.

Venezuela’s Descent Into Chaos Buries The Left’s Hopes Of ‘Good Socialism’
Matthew Boomer, The Federalist

Our glitterati’s favorite socialist paradise has, like so many similar experiments, become a murderous den of oppression and privation

How Not to Argue for Markets (or, Why the Argument from Mutually Beneficial Exchange Fails)
James Stacey Taylor, Liberty Review

In recent years, there has been considerable debate concerning the legitimate scope of market transactions.

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).