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America Needs to Restore Dignity of Work Marco Rubio, The Atlantic The American dream is about the opportunity to earn happiness—and the government has a responsibility to facilitate that. Pope: Protecting human dignity must be government priority Junno Arocho Esteves, Crux Protecting human dignity and human rights must always be at the heart of any action by world leaders to confront the many humanitarian crises afflicting today’s world, Pope Francis said. Continue Reading...

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The counter-intuitive truth about the world’s resources Marian L. Tupy , CapX What matters is not the world’s limited resources, but the endless possibilities devised by human ingenuity. Belloc’s Humane Defense of Personhood and Property James Matthew Wilson, Law and Liberty Belloc examined the economic cause of social restlessness and instability, and saw lurking behind it the essential spiritual needs of the human person; he then set out the possible alternatives before us. Continue Reading...

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What’s next for religious freedom in 2019? Faith leaders and policymakers weigh in Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News Americans once rallied around protections for people of all faiths and no faith. Will that ever be the case again? Continue Reading...

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How the Founders Protected the Natural Right of Religious Liberty Vincent Phillip Muñoz, National Review It wasn’t through a series of constitutional exemptions, but by limiting the federal government’s power in general. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.10.18

Can the Government Effectively Care for the Poor? Glenn Sunshine, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics The emphasis on work as an essential part of human dignity was a unique contribution of Judaism and Christianity. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.07.18

Business leaders must make the moral case for free markets Philip Booth, CapX The two economists Hayek and Keynes agreed on one thing. They both believed that ideas and the climate of opinion determined how politicians behaved. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.06.18

Verdict Is In: Food Stamps Put Poor Kids on Path to Success Peter R. Orszag, Bloomberg Opinion Long-term evidence starting in the 1960s now shows that government support in childhood reduces the need for welfare in adulthood. Continue Reading...

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Why Economics Is Not a ‘Worldly’ Discipline Shawn Ritenour, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics A proper understanding of economics is crucial for our obeying and fulfilling the cultural mandate given to us by God in the first two chapters of Genesis. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.04.18

US, China reach 90-day ceasefire in their trade dispute Paul Wiseman, Zeke Miller, and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.03.18

The Budget, the Local Church, and Who Is Helping: People not Money John Mark N. Reynolds, Patheos Can we look at where a local church spends money and judge what that congregation is doing to help people? Continue Reading...

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