PowerLinks 11.01.16

A trade policy that wouldn’t leave low-wage workers behind Edward Conard, AEI Free-market advocates can find common ground with blue-collar workers. Affluenza: the sickness of the rich Tamara El-Rahi, Mercatornet Privileged youth are checking themselves into a rehab of sorts. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.30.16

The Ethical Argument for Free Trade – Daniel Hannan on Brexit Alex Manning and Nick Gillespie, Reason.com Hannan believes the U.K. should take charge of its own economic destiny. “I want people to be making the ethical argument for free trade as the supreme instrument of poverty alleviation, of conflict resolution and of social justice,” Hannan says. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.29.16

How Castro is Like the Minimum Wage Bryan Caplan, EconLog In my mind, then, Castro is a lot like the minimum wage: something we must stubbornly decry even though there are far greater ills in the world. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.28.16

Conservative Lawmakers Say Current Welfare System Is ‘Anti-Family’ Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal With a new Republican administration in tow, conservative lawmakers are renewing their call for welfare reform that incentivizes families rather than punishing them. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.25.16

Aiming at abundant lives — and livelihoods John Scott, Washington Times As the second-generation owner of a commercial construction company near Washington, D.C., I have explored the driving force behind my work. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.23.16

Thanksgiving Was a Triumph of Capitalism over Collectivism Richard M. Ebeling, FEE Two years of communism in practice had left alive only a fraction of the original number of the Plymouth colonists. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.22.16

Popcorn and lemonade sales point Detroit to fiscal health Christopher Brooks , Washington Times I have had the privilege of being born, raised and shaped by Detroit. Seeing the world through the lens of this beautiful but broken city has framed my view of human flourishing in ways that are truly amazing and counterintuitive “Unfettered” Free Trade? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.21.16

We can’t be pro-life if we’re not anti-poverty Katie McCoy, ERLC We can’t truly be pro-life if we’re not anti-poverty. Follow me through the facts here. How Government Spending Kills Economic Growth Daniel J. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.18.16

Why Catholics Built Secret Astronomical Features Into Churches to Help Save Souls Geoff Manaugh, Atlas Obscura In the process of researching the phenomenon, Heilbron uncovered a surprising story of cooperation not only between religion and science, but between precision astronomical observation and Catholic liturgy, between architectural design and the Christian calendar. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.17.16

No, the Majority of American Evangelicals Did Not Vote for Trump Joe Carter, TGC How did American evangelicals vote in the 2016 election? Based on polling data and news sources, you might be under the impression that an overwhelming number of evangelicals—more than 80 percent—voted for Donald Trump. Continue Reading...