PowerLinks 09.21.17

3 Plates to Spin in the Vocation Conversation Bernard N. Howard, TGC Sometimes to understand the Bible rightly we need to be like a circus performer who keeps different plates spinning on sticks. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.20.17

Civil Asset Forfeiture Unjustly Targets the Poor Julian Adorney, FEE Rather than expand the practice, Trump’s Department of Justice should end an institution that punishes the poor and erodes due process. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.19.17

What’s Wrong with Inequality? John Tamny , Library of Law and Liberty Not asked enough is what’s so bad about inequality in the first place? Conard asks, and correctly notes that those whose economic exploits lead to greater inequality “improve the future.” Yes, they do. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.18.17

Pope Well-Intentioned But Misguided on Climate Change William O’Keefe, E21 Pope Francis, a holy man whose life and values can serve as a model for all, has become convinced that human activities involving fossil use are the cause of recent hurricanes. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.15.17

The Answer to Consumerism Is a Changed Heart, Not New Laws Andrew Spencer, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics Critics of the free-market approach sometimes confuse a free-market economic system with consumerism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.14.17

Has First Things Given Up on Freedom? John Zmirak, The Stream Rusty Reno just published a long piece at his magazine, First Things. It’s a kind of defense of why he has shifted the magazine’s editorial stance on politics and economics. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.13.17

The Core of Liberty Is Economic Liberty Deirdre N. McCloskey, FEE Indeed, economic liberty is the liberty about which most ordinary people care. Why religious liberty matters for creativity Jason Thacker, ERLC Religious liberty is a right given to each person by God and must be used responsibly. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.12.17

We Are More Than A Match For Hurricanes Matt Ridley, The Times Whether or not tropical storms are becoming fiercer, our growing wealth and ingenuity helps us to survive them. Rights Talk Fails the Christian Baker Armen Oganessian, Ethika Politika “In a prosperous society, which rights does the individual keep and which must he give up?” Obama Gutted Work Requirements for Welfare. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.11.17

Dear Anti-Market Conservatives: Meet Wilhelm Röpke Samuel Gregg, Library of Law and Liberty Though conservatives are often portrayed as strong supporters of the free market, not all of them are. Now and in the past, many individuals have happily embraced the conservative label while expressing strong reservations about, if not outright rejection of, market economies. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.08.17

Political Divisions in U.S. Are Widening, Long-Lasting, Poll Shows Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal WSJ/NBC News survey indicates a wide split on cultural, economic issues. How Prices Promote Peace Matthew McCaffrey, FEE No institutions more effectively promote peace than the institutions of the market economy. Continue Reading...