PowerLinks 10.20.17

Millennials Love Capitalism—They Just Don’t Know It Christine Rosen, The Weekly Standard “I want to start by acknowledging the indigenous people of this land and honor them. Nonindigenous people are guests on this land.” Global persecution of Christians at historic peak, report says Catholic News Agency John Pontifex, the editor of a new report on worldwide Christian persecution, says that “In terms of the numbers of people involved, the gravity of the crimes committed and their impact, it is clear that the persecution of Christians is today worse than at any time in history. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.19.17

A Tax Proposal That Could Lift Millions Out of Poverty Gene B. Sperling, The Atlantic The Earned Income Tax Credit is one of the country’s most effective anti-poverty policies, but it mostly leaves out a huge segment of workers: those without children. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.18.17

Study: Congress should end IRS oversight of sermons Bob Smietana, Baptist Press In the 1950s, Congress banned charitable nonprofits–including churches — from endorsing candidates or otherwise intervening in elections. Any nonprofit that violated the ban could run afoul of the IRS. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.18.17

Are Free Minds and Free Markets Compatible With Christianity? Stephanie Slade, Reason.com A baker’s dozen Christian libertarians weigh in. Is ‘Classical Liberalism’ Conservative? Yoram Hazony, Wall Street Journal Trump didn’t divide the right. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.16.17

President Trump aims to strike down parts of Obamacare with new executive order Meridith Mcgraw and Maryalice Parks, ABC News President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday at the White House that seeks to increase consumer options for health insurance, but could further destabilize Obamacare marketplaces. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.13.17

Cut Foreign Aid to Help the World’s Poor Matt Warner, FEE Outsiders have a basic knowledge problem that makes their efforts futile at best and harmful at worst. Novak-as-Liberationist Won’t Fly Michael Matheson Miller, Library of Law and Liberty Reno’s reading of Novak is a caricature. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.12.17

How The Minimum Wage Entrenches Inequality And Economic Privilege Julian Adorney, The Federalist This fall, ten states will likely raise their minimum wages, either due to new state labor department regulations or legislation. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.11.17

Study: Anti-Christian Bias Hasn’t Grown. It’s Just Gotten Richer. Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today New research nuances the American church’s “persecution complex.” Capitalism isn’t the problem. Capitalism is the solution Oliver Wiseman, CapX The government doesn’t need to build more houses. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.10.17

6 Things Trump’s Religious Liberty Memo Does (and Doesn’t) Change Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today Justice Department’s new 20-point guidance falls between advocates’ hopes and opponents’ fears. What Does the Old Testament Say About Consumerism? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.09.17

Americans deepest in poverty lost more ground in 2016 Kristen Bialik, Pew Research Although the overall U.S. poverty rate declined and incomes rose rapidly for the second straight year in 2016, many poor Americans fell deeper into poverty, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Continue Reading...