PowerLinks 01.22.18

How a Charity Uses Fake Money and Auction Markets to Help Feed America Lawrence J. McQuillan, The Beacon The new system works so well that it convinced a skeptical socialist that he was wrong: market incentives can allocate food better than central command and control. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.19.18

No One Wants Your Used Clothes Anymore Adam Minter, Bloomberg View A once-virtuous cycle is breaking down. What now? Solving the Mystery of Altruism Regis Nicoll, Crisis Magazine The yawning gap between ought and is attests that we are not evolved as genetic automatons but, rather, we are created as free-willed agents. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.18.18

A Very Bad Bargain Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal A Cornell study says students suffer from collective bargaining. Rule of Law: Order Versus Justice Randall Holcombe, The Beacon Rule of law removes the opportunity to prosper through connections and cronyism, and creates opportunities to prosper through mutually-advantageous exchange. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.17.18

How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning Robert C. Wolcott, Harvard Business Review The promise of AI and automation raises new questions about the role of work in our lives. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.16.18

Belief In Government Corruption Is Not a “Religious” Belief Howard Friedman , Religion Clause The Daily Sentinel reports that last Thursday a Colorado federal district court jury found Rocky Hutson guilty on multiple fraud charges. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.12.18

Today’s Kids Love Socialism — but It’s Not Because of Their Radical Professors James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley, Manhattan Institute Professors have little influence on student political beliefs compared with peers, ‘student life’ administrators and campus activists. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.12.18

Against the Universal Basic Income Peter Cove, City Journal Cash transfers for every American would bring an end to our already-endangered culture of work. How Tax Reform Is Keeping Promise ‘Fight for $15’ Couldn’t Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal As the union-backed “Fight for $15” movement has sought to enact mandatory minimum-wage increases in states and localities across the country, tax reform seems to have spurred wage growth using a different approach. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.10.18

Low-Income Communities Are Struggling to Support Churches Patton Dodd, The Atlantic The institutions need money to serve people. But in many cases, they get that money from those they serve. Republicans should score a big win for employee rights Washington Examiner Republicans have introduced the Employee Rights Act in recent Congresses, a bill that would do just that. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.09.18

Research Finds Corporate Do-Gooder Initiatives Reduce Charity, Increase Negative PR Lyman Stone, The Federalist When companies signal that the ‘bottom line’ is not their bottom line, workers respond accordingly, by cheating the company, reducing output, and cutting their giving. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.08.18

Black unemployment falls to lowest level on record Heather Long, Washington Post Black unemployment fell to 6.8 percent in December, the lowest ever recorded by the U.S. Labor Department since it began tracking the black unemployment rate in 1972. Continue Reading...