PowerLinks 04.23.18

Nuns on cause of human trafficking: ‘Money, money, money!’ Claire Giangravè, Crux “Money, money, money” was the motto repeated by religious sisters at a conference in Rome. No, they weren’t quoting the 1976 hit song by ABBA, but pointing to the main cause of human trafficking, one of the most profitable businesses in the world. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.20.18

The conservative renaissance has begun Christopher Buskirk, Washington Post This conservative renaissance is young but vigorous. It embraces — but is also bigger than — Trump. How More Than a Billion People Got Access to Financial Services in Less Than a Decade Paul Kiernan, Wall Street Journal About 1.2 billion adults gained access to financial services between 2011 and last year, the World Bank said Thursday, as the internet and mobile phones increasingly connected far-flung communities to the global financial grid. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.19.18

Why Free Trade, Not Tariffs, Actually Increases American Jobs David Weinberger, The Federalist Sheltering inefficient work—like Sam’s bread business—prevents workers like Sam from finding and developing a skill set that the economy needs. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.18.18

Econ Majors Graduate With a Huge Knowledge Gap Noah Smith, Bloomberg View What’s needed is a mandatory course on ethics and the limits of knowledge. You Can’t Cut the Flower of Freedom Off from its Divine Roots Jonathan Leeman, Christianity Today Patrick Deneen claims our political order has a deficient understanding of man. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.17.18

Hard-Won Homeschooling Freedoms Are Under Threat and Must Be Defended Kerry McDonald, FEE Our modern homeschooling freedoms come with the responsibility to protect those freedoms. US doctors are offering free tax preparation for low-income families right in the waiting room Anne Quito, Quartz The Boston-based pediatrician branched out to accounting after learning that a large fraction of her low-income patients were losing thousands of dollars because they didn’t file the tax-season paperwork to receive money they were eligible to collect from the government. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.16.18

You can’t argue against socialism’s 100 per cent record of failure Kristian Niemietz, CapX No one may set out to curb democracy and human rights, but every socialist country has done so. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.13.18

These 3 Charts Show the Importance of Economic Freedom Patrick Tyrrell, The Daily Signal Those who live in countries with greater economic freedom enjoy greater prosperity and higher levels of education. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.12.18

The unexamined business is not worth doing. Why having a philosopher at the office is a good business choice Scotty Hendricks, Big Think A boardroom filled with nothing but businesspeople might have a hard time trying to solve an ethical problem without unduly erring towards their profit. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.11.18

Top 20% of Americans Will Pay 87% of Income Tax Laura Saunders, Wall Street Journal Households with $150,000 or more in income make up 52% of total income nationally but pay large portion of total taxes. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.10.18

Dr. King’s Radical Biblical Vision Cornel West and Robert P. George, Wall Street Journal We disagree about some aspects of his legacy, but the role of faith is indisputable. When “deregulation” becomes crony capitalism Scott Sumner, EconLog Sometimes it seems as though in modern America there are only two choices on offer, statism and crony capitalism. Continue Reading...