Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 01.09.18

Research Finds Corporate Do-Gooder Initiatives Reduce Charity, Increase Negative PR
Lyman Stone, The Federalist

When companies signal that the ‘bottom line’ is not their bottom line, workers respond accordingly, by cheating the company, reducing output, and cutting their giving.

Disability Insurance Needs Reform
Tejesh Pradhan and James C. Capretta, Real Clear Policy

Fundamentally, the disability program is projected to run out of funds because it has evolved away from its original design.

Canadians Shocked When Minimum Wage Hike Negatively Impacts Workers
Jazz Shaw, Hot Air

The Fight for 15 crowd is having more success in the Great White North than they’ve seen across much of the United States lately, with Ontario being the latest province to massively increase their minimum wage. What could possibly go wrong?

Economic Freedom and Economic Opportunity: R. R. Reno Discovers Economic Growth, Blames Capitalism
Robert T. Miller, Public Discourse

Leaders should get the facts straight before they start theorizing.

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).