PowerLinks 05.02.17

Why Poverty, Inc. is a Must-See Documentary Ericka Andersen, The Corner If you aren’t familiar with the documentary, I highly recommend adding it to your viewing schedule in haste. While the film came out a couple of years ago, it was only recently released on Netflix and to a wider audience — and has been embraced by liberals and conservatives alike. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.01.17

Arbor Day Has Free-Market Roots Daniel Hager, FEE Government, under the disguise of protecting home industry, is actually paying a bounty for the speedy destruction of US forests. The Government Is Staying Open—For Now Russell Berman, The Atlantic The House and Senate voted to extend federal funding for another week, averting a shutdown to buy more time for negotiations on a large spending bill. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.28.17

One Need Not Choose Between the Rule of Law and Constitutional Federalism Todd Zywicki, Library of Law and Liberty Competitive federalism does not undermine but in fact reinforces the rule of law. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.27.17

Why the only future worth building includes everyone Pope Francis, TED A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.26.17

Should Mothers’ Labor Force Participation Be a Policy Goal? Amber Lapp, Family Studies Taking care of kids is a full-time job, whether you’re a paid nanny or daycare worker or an unpaid mom. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.25.17

Originalism and the Future of Religious Freedom Kurt T. Lash, Library of Law and Liberty For historians seeking the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment, few issues are trickier than the question of national religious liberty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.24.17

Does the United States Belong on Persecution Lists? Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christianity Today Should the US be included on such lists? Here’s how experts weighed in. Is It Okay To Ban Nonprofits From Tax-Funded Programs Solely Because They’re Religious? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.21.17

The Supreme Court can deliver a pivotal win for school choice Frederick M. Hess and Grant Addison, AEI What started as a playground scuffle might well lead to a school-choice knockout. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.20.17

Hike in minimum wage prompts more closings of San Francisco restaurants Sean Higgins, Washington Examiner San Francisco’s higher minimum wage is causing an increasing number of restaurants to go out of business even before it is fully phased in, a new study by the Harvard Business School found. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.19.17

Freedom of worship is on the decline in many countries The Economist A new report quantifies religious persecution by both governments and individuals How to Turn a Poor Country into a Rich Country the Easy Way Daniel J. Continue Reading...