Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 12.26.17

The big business of prisoner care packages
Taylor Elizabeth Eldridge , Vox

Inside the booming market for food in pouches, clear electronics, pocketless clothing, and other corrections-approved goods.

The Reason the Left Gives Communism a Pass
Walter E. Williams, The Daily Signal

Before the question, how about a few statistics? The 20th century was mankind’s most brutal century. Roughly 16 million people lost their lives during World War I; about 60 million died during World War II. Wars during the 20th century cost an estimated 71 million to 116 million lives.

Biblical Realism Regarding Poverty—Not Necessarily a Sign of Virtue or Sin
Glenn Sunshine, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

Teatment of the poor and disadvantaged is a very important part of biblical ethics.

Ignore the Siren Call of Protectionism
Mark Perry, U.S. News & World Report

Trump should reject the request to protect two solar companies from foreign competition.

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).