PowerLinks 05.01.18

The Economic Case for Free Trade Is Stronger Than Ever Daniel W. Drezner, Reason.com But working-class identity politics threaten to ruin everything. Gifts From God Ariana Eunjung Cha, Washington Post How religion is coming to terms with modern fertility methods. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.30.18

America Must Lead the Way on Religious Freedom Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, RealClearReligion Religious freedom stands for the ultimate bulwark against totalitarianism. No matter how much control the government has, no matter the regime, religious freedom testifies that there is a source of authority beyond the state. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.27.18

The First Amendment Didn’t Separate Church and State—Christianity Did Paul R. DeHart, Public Discourse It was Christianity, not modernity, that separated church and state. It was modernity, not Christianity, that sought to bind them back together. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.26.18

Bishops warn Venezuela is headed for a ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ Inés San Martín, Crux Venezuela Is Living A “history Of Death,” According To The Country’s Catholic Bishops, Who Released A Statement On Monday Asserting That Upcoming National Elections, Set For May 20, Lack Legitimacy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.25.18

5,000 Pastors Rally to Defend Housing Tax Break Kate Shellnut, Christianity Today Appeal: Exemptions do more than just save pastors $800 million a year. Millennial entrepreneurs understand the power of profit Sophie Sandor, CapX Free-market capitalism is where it is happening for my generation of entrepreneurs. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.24.18

The Ugly Coded Critique of Chick-Fil-A’s Christianity Stephen L. Carter, Bloomberg View The fast-food chain’s “infiltration” of New York City ignores the truth about religion in America. It also reveals an ugly narrow-mindedness. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.23.18

Nuns on cause of human trafficking: ‘Money, money, money!’ Claire Giangravè, Crux “Money, money, money” was the motto repeated by religious sisters at a conference in Rome. No, they weren’t quoting the 1976 hit song by ABBA, but pointing to the main cause of human trafficking, one of the most profitable businesses in the world. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.20.18

The conservative renaissance has begun Christopher Buskirk, Washington Post This conservative renaissance is young but vigorous. It embraces — but is also bigger than — Trump. How More Than a Billion People Got Access to Financial Services in Less Than a Decade Paul Kiernan, Wall Street Journal About 1.2 billion adults gained access to financial services between 2011 and last year, the World Bank said Thursday, as the internet and mobile phones increasingly connected far-flung communities to the global financial grid. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.19.18

Why Free Trade, Not Tariffs, Actually Increases American Jobs David Weinberger, The Federalist Sheltering inefficient work—like Sam’s bread business—prevents workers like Sam from finding and developing a skill set that the economy needs. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.18.18

Econ Majors Graduate With a Huge Knowledge Gap Noah Smith, Bloomberg View What’s needed is a mandatory course on ethics and the limits of knowledge. You Can’t Cut the Flower of Freedom Off from its Divine Roots Jonathan Leeman, Christianity Today Patrick Deneen claims our political order has a deficient understanding of man. Continue Reading...

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