Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 12.08.17

Socialism, Capitalism Seen in New Light by Younger Americans
Eli Stokols, Wall Street Journal

Surveys show a leftward tilt, and pessimism about the future, among millennials.

The Essence of Capitalism Is Mutual Consent
Gary M. Galles, FEE

Capitalism is a loaded word. Try “willing exchange” instead.

The #1 Principle in Helping the Poor: We Are Made in God’s Image
Kathryn Feliciano, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

As image bearers of Christ, [humans] are something different.

Despite concerns about global democracy, nearly six-in-ten countries are now democratic
Drew Desilver, Pew Research

In spite of widespread concerns across the globe about the future of democracy, public support for it remains strong, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted earlier this year in 38 countries. And by one measure, the number of democratic nations around the world is at a postwar high.

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).