Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 11.30.17

Free Markets Help Food Banks Serve the Poor
Charles Hughes, Economics21

Discussion of capitalism often focuses on contributions to economic growth or productivity, but this emphasis places an artificial limit on the potential benefits of free markets.

The Tiny Dominican Factory That Disproves the Need for Sweatshops
Gillian B. White, The Atlantic

Sarah Adler-Milstein, a labor advocate, argues “there’s absolutely no reason” the world’s biggest clothing brands couldn’t follow the example of Santo Domingo’s Alta Gracia.

The Benefits of Marriage
Rachel Sheffield, The Daily Signal

Thirty-two percent of the growth in family income inequality since 1979 can be linked to the decline in the marriage rate.

Affirming (Not Disparaging) Honest Wealth Creation
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Many of these articles on income inequality, instead of focusing on the gift and potential of wealth, disparage those who have acquired it.

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).