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PowerLinks 02.24.17

US Economic Freedom Has Hit a Historic Low. What Happened? Anthony B. Kim, The Daily Signal It’s already been eight years since the Great Recession, yet the U.S. economy has been just inching along, with its productivity flagging and millions being locked out of the labor market. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.23.17

Whatever Happened to Democratic Capitalism? Peter Augustine Lawler, The Corner Not only is capitalism more productive, it, contrary to the claims of the Marxists, consistently improves the lot of the ordinary person. Continue Reading...

Temporary jobs have long-term effects on European youth

Ask any economist what the greatest force undermining prosperity is, and he will answer with one word: uncertainty. But since economics is just human action, uncertainty hurts every aspect of peoples’ lives, upending their plans and delaying – or destroying – their dreams. Continue Reading...

The Michael Novak book that changed reality

From a 2017 vantage point, it’s easy to forget just how radical this book was, says Samuel Gregg in this week’s Acton Commentary. In penning the Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, Novak was the first theologian to really make an in-depth moral, cultural, and political case for the market economy in a systematic way. Continue Reading...

Video: Arthur C. Brooks on how to bring America together

American Enterprise Institute President Arthur C. Brooks joined us here at the Acton Institute on Monday evening as part of the Acton Lecture Series, and as usual he delivered a great and optimistic message, even in the midst of this time of deep divisions in the United States. Continue Reading...
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