PowerLinks 07.28.17

Is Income Inequality Real? Antony Davies, FEE Income inequality has been in the news more and more, and it doesn’t look good. It’s aggravating to see people making more money than you, and we’re told all the time that income inequality is on the rise. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.27.17

The Ultimate Trifecta of Crony Capitalism Alison Acosta Winters, The American Conservative Three ways the deck will always be stacked against you. NYC Government Spends $2 Million on a Park Bathroom John Stossel, Reason.com Overspending is what government does. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.27.17

Trump’s Labor Secretary Targets Occupational Licensing for Elimination Ted Goodman, The Daily Signal “Certifying skills and specialized knowledge helps consumers,” Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta says. “That is far different, however, from using licensing to limit competition, bar entry, or create a privileged class.” ( No, Markets Aren’t Making Us Greedy Ryan Bourne, FEE No hard evidence is ever offered to prove that free markets encourage greed. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.25.17

You Are Here How Much Money Each State Saves Thanks to Homeschooling Annie Holmquist, Intellectual Takeout Based on state spending per student multiplied by the approximate number of homeschoolers in each state, the following statistics demonstrate how much savings homeschoolers are passing off to their fellow citizens each year. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.24.17

The Classicist: The Forgotten Virtues Of Physical Labor Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institute In an era of technology and automation, does tough physical work still matter? Victor Davis Hanson says the answer is yes — and that, in fact, we have an innate desire to do work with our own two hands. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.21.17

“Getting to God” and Becoming Truly Human Dylan Pahman, Everyday Asceticism The phrase, “becoming truly human,” raises lots of questions. What is “true” humanity? What does the “becoming” look like? St. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.20.17

How to Be a Conservative Uncommon Knowledge In the latest episode from Uncommon Knowledge, Sir Roger Scruton, a formally trained political philosopher, talks about his life and the events he’s witnessed that led him to conservatism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.19.17

Finance Can Be a Noble Profession (Yes, Really) Mihir A. Desai, Harvard Business Review As graduates explain their career choices to family and friends, they will confront the idea that our best and brightest are wasting their talent in an industry that doesn’t do anything worthwhile. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.18.17

How Evangelicals Invented Liberals’ Favorite Legal Doctrine Matthew Lee Anderson, The Federalist ‘The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution’ makes a persuasive historical case that nineteenth-century conservative Christians legislating morality created many of the problems associated with twenty-first-century liberals. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.17.17

Trump Might Impose Tariffs and Quotas on Foreign Steel Josh Boak, Associated Press President Donald Trump is considering putting tariffs and quotas on steel imported from foreign countries. The Cardinal Virtues of Our Time Jacob Bruggeman, Values & Capitalism Prudence, courage, temperance, and justice—the four cardinal virtues. Continue Reading...