Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 12.15.17

Resisting the Fortress of Solitude: What’s Wrong with First Things’ Anxious Anti-Capitalism
Robert T. Miller, Public Discourse

Young people today, especially the ones who are serious about religion and look to the editors of First Things for guidance, must resist the allure of an intellectual Fortress of Solitude where they can sit and feel superior to everyone. Griping about the state of society is a waste of time.

Honest Politicians Won’t Fix Corruption
MoisÉs NaÍm, The Atlantic

Around the world, people are fed up with venal politicians. But they may be looking for the wrong solution.

Should NCAA student athletes be employees, and paid their fair market value?
Alex Ferguson, Quartz

“The NCAA uses the players as billboards for apparel deals and uses their names and likenesses to sell the product, and to sell media-rights deals. The NCAA continues benefiting from this multibillion-dollar business, while the players get only a scholarship, and the only ones exploiting the athletes are the NCAA and the member institutions.”

The year of school choice is ending with a whimper
Nat Malkus, AEI

Trump promised an investment in school choice for poor families – a 529-plan expansion doesn’t cut 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).