Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 10.25.17

Free trade doesn’t destroy jobs – it creates them
Pierre Lumieux, CapX

The availability of jobs is a symptom, not the cause, of prosperity.

Trump: I’m looking ‘very strongly’ at reforming welfare system
Nolan D. McCaskill, Politico

President Donald Trump is “looking very, very strongly” at reforming the nation’s welfare system, he told reporters Monday.

Book says businesspeople are fascinated, bewildered by Pope Francis
Austen Ivereigh, Crux

Father Martin Schlag says Pope Francis’s focus on the good entrepreneur rather than the state makes him a natural ally of authentic U.S. capitalism. Schlag says the pope teaches “everyone in society has to work towards helping the poor, lifting them up — and therefore he is for the good entrepreneur, the good individual who creates work.”

Edmund Burke: Champion of Ordered Liberty
John Attarian, The Imaginative Conservative

Edmund Burke’s greatest service to liberty was to remind the world that freedom is anchored in a transcendent moral order and that for liberty to flourish, social and per­sonal order and morality must exist, and radical innovations must be shunned.

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).