PowerLinks 10.21.16

How the Free Market Helps Combat Racial Discrimination Walter E. Williams, The Daily Signal Racists cannot trust free markets to racially discriminate. Free markets, with their dispersion of power, have little respect for race. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.20.16

The Crony Economy Robert Verbruggen , The American Conservative Bipartisan outrage doesn’t stop government picking winners and losers. Pricing the Poorest Out of Opportunity Don Boudreaux, Cafe Hayek Once upon a time the land of Tyrantia was ruled by an evil king who took intense pleasure in inflicting pain and suffering upon the poorest people in Tyrantia. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.19.16

Another Way Regulation Could Limit Economic Opportunity for Millions Mollie McNeill, The Daily Signal Yet again, the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act has spawned an out-of-touch regulation that could harm millions of Americans. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.18.16

For Disaster Recovery, the Best Knowledge Is Local Knowledge Veronique de Rugy, Mercatus Center When it comes to the recovery after Hurricane Matthew, policymakers should remember that when social networks are broken by disasters, local knowledge is particularly powerful and holds an even bigger advantage over bureaucrats than usual, no matter how well-intentioned the public officials are. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.17.16

About Those Unthinking, Backwards Catholics Charles J. Chaput, First Things The cultural damage done by the current White House has—apparently—made courting America’s bishops unnecessary. “Freedom” vs. “Liberty”: Why Religious Conservatives Have Begun to Favor One over the Other Stephanie Russell-Kraft, Religous Dispatches In most circles, “religious freedom” and “religious liberty” are interchangeable, but to call them identical wouldn’t quite be right. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.14.16

Why Evangelicals Are Divided over Trump Joe Carter, TGC Here’s why conservative evangelicals are divided over Trump—and what we can do about it. Should Christians Vote for Trump? Eric Metaxas, Wall Street Journal Trump’s behavior is odious, but Clinton has a deplorable basketful of deal breakers. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.13.16

How to understand the three A’s of religious liberty as Christians Andrew T. Walker, ERLC Everyone worships something (adoration); everyone wants to live truthfully (authentically); and everyone has an ultimate standard for what they value (authority). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.12.16

Aristotle on Economics and the Flourishing Life Harvey C. Mansfield, Modern economics makes its way without study of the “flourishing life,” which is one translation of what Aristotle meant by happiness. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.11.16

We Abandon Social Conservatism at Our Own Peril Carlos D. Flores, Public Discourse Fiscal conservativism cannot exist without social conservatism. Strong families form the foundation of healthy societies and strong economies. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.10.16

France Shows That “Free” College Is Neither Free Nor Fair Bill Wirtz, FEE These subsidies have created a generation of people who attend college because it is free, even if an apprenticeship might suit them better. Continue Reading...