Acton Institute Powerblog Archives

International Affairs

Should the government cap CEOs’ salaries?

Ideas have consequences, but they do not have geographical boundaries. The latest example of this truth is UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal that the government impose a maximum annual salary on British residents – an “earnings cap” on how much anyone could earn in any given year. Continue Reading...

Turkey imprisons American pastor for ‘terrorism’

A pastor and North Carolina native is being held in Turkey on unsubstantiated charges of terrorism related activity. After more than 20 years of serving as an evangelical missionary in Turkey, Andrew Brunson, 48, thought he was being summoned to receive a long-awaited permanent residence card. Continue Reading...

The 5 most dangerous countries to be a Christian

For the sixteenth consecutive year, North Korea is ranked as the most oppressive place in the world for Christians, according to the international non-profit ministry Open Doors. Every year Open Doors publishes the World Watch List to highlight the plight of persecuted Christians around the world. Continue Reading...

Graft and bribery are big government’s byproducts: EU studies

The nation of Spain is prosecuting 37 people – including former officials in the ruling center-Right party – for steering government contracts to their politically connected friends. It will not help the defense that the suspects gave themselves audacious, Godfather-inspired nicknames like Don Vito and “The Little Meatball.” Continue Reading...

What are ‘transatlantic’ values?

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held their last joint press conference as heads of state on Thursday, pressing national leaders – in President Obama’s words – “not to take for granted the importance of the transatlantic alliance.” Continue Reading...