PowerLinks 08.10.17

You Can’t Drag Them Away Tim Fitzgerald and Randy Rucker, PERC How to rein in the costs of the federal government’s wild horse program. To Boost Income Mobility, Reform Our Bail System Julian Adorney, The Federalist Beyond shrinking our overly expanded incarcerated population, bail reform would boost the United States’ stagnating income mobility by reforming a system that traps the poor in poverty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.09.17

Is UBI Better Than Welfare? Antony Davies, FEE If we could actually figure out how to implement that well, would that work? And why wouldn’t that work in the real world? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.08.17

Religious Liberty Is for Everyone Collin Hansen, TGC Are these Christians right to be worried? What’s at stake, and what is the state of religious liberty in our country and around the world? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.07.17

Robbing God, Literally: 1 in 10 Protestant Churches Experience Embezzlement Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends Survey finds 1 in 2 only has enough cash for four months of services. Senate approves ‘right-to-try’ drug bill Sarah Karlin-smith and Seung Min Kim, Politico The Senate approved a bill Thursday that would allow seriously ill patients in all 50 states to request access to experimental medicines without Food and Drug Administration approval. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.04.17

Is the world really better than ever? Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian The headlines have never been worse. But an increasingly influential group of thinkers insists that humankind has never had it so good – and only our pessimism is holding us back. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.03.17

How Civil Asset Forfeiture Reduces Economic Mobility Julian Adorney, The Federalist Income mobility in the United States has stagnated, a fact that hurts the poor most of all. If President Trump wishes to keep his promises to help low-income Americans escape poverty, he should instruct his administration to jettison, rather than expand, non-criminal asset forfeiture. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.02.17

Senate Agriculture Appropriations Bill Would Expand Crony Handouts for Cotton Industry Daren Bakst, The Daily Signal What are Senate appropriators doing to address two new farm programs whose costs are spiraling out of control? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.01.17

‘A Humane Economy’ – Book Interview with Jordan Ballor Ilse Oosterlaken, Moral Markets “Wilhelm Röpke (1899 –1966) was not just interested in theology, but also in history and in many other things that economists in the dominant neo-classical economic tradition normally never think about. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.31.17

5 faith facts about Sam Brownback: Political champion of religious freedom Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service Donald Trump has nominated Sam Brownback, the current governor of Kansas, to be the new ambassador for the Commission for International Religious Freedom. Continue Reading...

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...