Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 09.12.17

We Are More Than A Match For Hurricanes
Matt Ridley, The Times

Whether or not tropical storms are becoming fiercer, our growing wealth and ingenuity helps us to survive them.

Rights Talk Fails the Christian Baker
Armen Oganessian, Ethika Politika

“In a prosperous society, which rights does the individual keep and which must he give up?”

Obama Gutted Work Requirements for Welfare. Why Trump Is Right to Restore Them.
Robert Rector and Vijay Menon, The Daily Signal

President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed an Obama administration policy that undermined one of the most successful domestic policy reforms in the last half-century.

U.S. bishops, other Catholic groups back conscience protection bill
Catholic News Service

The U.S. Bishops and other organizations are backing a conscience rights bill making its way through Congress that “would be an enormous step forward in assuring Americans who serve the sick and needy that they can do so without being forced by the government to violate their most deeply held convictions on respect for innocent human life.”

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).