PowerLinks 02.22.18

Americans are voting with their feet for economic freedom Mark J. Perry, CapX Americans appear to value jobs, economic freedom, prosperity and entrepreneurship. Explaining the ‘Janus v. AFSCME’ Case Daniel DiSalvo, Manhattan Institute Just how impactful is this upcoming SCOTUS case? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.21.18

Why this economist thinks public education is mostly pointless Sean Illing, Vox Caplan is an economics professor at George Mason University and the author of a new book, The Case Against Education. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.20.18

Trump Should Withdraw Radical Nominee Who Would Oppose Religious Liberty Sen. Mike Lee, The Daily Signal The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may seem like an unlikely threat to religious liberty and the institution of marriage. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.19.18

Raising the Minimum Wage Hurts Teen, Young Adult Employment Rates, Study Finds Kyle Perisic, The Daily Signal A new study shows that raising the minimum wage has played a role in the decline of teen employment and the labor force participation rate, which has fallen by about half since 1994. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.16.18

Trump’s Food Stamp Idea Is Like Blue Apron Had a Socialist Hangover Paul Niehaus and Michael Faye, Politico The administration’s “Harvest Box” proposal is more about the welfare of agribusiness than the poor. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.15.18

Why income inequality is not the injustice we perceive it to be Steven Pinker, Big Think The starting point for understanding inequality in the context of human progress is to recognize that income inequality is not a fundamental component of well-being. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.14.18

Like it or not, the future of cryptocurrency will be determined by bureaucrats Mike Orcutt, Technology Review Digital coins don’t fit traditional regulatory definitions—what policymakers do about that will determine where the technology goes from here. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.13.18

Let Us Eradicate Poverty, Not Demolish Wealth Daniel Lacalle, Mises Wire By the time you finish reading this article, some 600 people from all over the world will have escaped poverty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.12.18

How Ending Student Loan Forgiveness Will Help the Poor Mary Clare Amselem , The Daily Signal Top economists have determined that federal student aid programs have encouraged universities to raise tuition prices. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.09.18

Don’t look to China for an example of Catholic social teaching Phillip Booth, Catholic Herald China’s regime denies freedom of conscience, oppresses religion and disregards the right to life. The Economics of Family Behavior June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, Institute for Family Studies Today, women who earn enough to support themselves enter into permanent commitments more carefully. Continue Reading...