PowerLinks 10.28.16

How Evangelicals Could Help Fix the Supreme Court Joe Carter, TGC American evangelicals have a Supreme Court problem. But it’s not the problem you might assume. What I didn’t learn in business school Ken Eldred, Washington Times Armed with Stanford undergraduate and MBA degrees and a fairly new Christian faith, I founded a business in the mid-1970s with $5,000 and a grocery bag of computer connector parts. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.27.16

Why Calvin Had Good News for the Poor Matthew J. Tuininga, TGC When John Calvin became pastor in Geneva, most Protestant churches didn’t have deacons responsible for caring for the poor. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.26.16

How To Make Sure Your Charity Doesn’t Keep People Poor James Huenink, The Federalist Americans are incredibly generous, but we give of our time and money in all the wrong ways. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.25.16

Trade Barriers Hurt More People Than You Think Robert Higgs, FEE Depriving American consumers of opportunities to purchase goods that suit them better than domestic alternatives causes them harm. Faith, economic freedom and innovation in the Latin world Ricardo Luna, Washington Times According to the United Nations, since the year 2000, cooperation between government, business and civil society (including churches) has resulted in the greatest progress in the eradication of poverty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.24.16

Socialism Kills More Babies than War Chelsea Follett, FEE Recent reports that infants now die at a higher rate in Venezuela than in war-torn Syria were, sadly, unsurprising – the results of socialist economics are predictable. Continue Reading...

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...