PowerLinks – 12.18.12

‘The Hobbit’ and Virtue Joseph Pearce, National Catholic Register At its deepest level of meaning, The Hobbit is a pilgrimage of grace in which its protagonist, Bilbo Baggins, becomes grown-up in the most important sense. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.17.12

Gehenna in Connecticut John Podhoretz, Commentary Gehenna, a synonym for Hell, is a real place, or so the Bible tells us. You can see it today. Jefferson’s Robust Views of Religious Freedom Brian Walsh, T.J. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.14.12

A Brief History of American Prosperity Guy Sorman, City Journal An entrepreneurial culture and the rule of law have nourished the nation’s economic dynamism. Bible doesn’t command wealth redistribution, presenters say at theological meeting David Roach, Baptist Press Scripture does not require governments to redistribute wealth to help the poor, presenters in a session at the Evangelical Theological Society’s annual meeting said this fall. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.13.12

The False Social Concerns About Right-to-Work James M. Hohman, Mackinac Center In the Detroit Free Press, Stephen Henderson expresses concern that right-to-work states are doing worse than forced unionism states in a number of social trends. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.12.12

Poverty and Perverse Incentives Ross Douthat, New York Times [T]he problem of marginal tax rates does suggest at least a few lessons for policymakers focused on mobility and the working poor. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.11.12

The 3 laws of social programs Charles Murry, AEI Ideas [An opportunity to recall the three laws of social programs in Losing Ground, because the backfires are not idiosyncratic. They occur everywhere and always for inherent reasons. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.10.12

Navigating the Christmas Consumer Conundrum Elise Amyx, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics Gallup Economy reported in a recent article that the average U.S. consumer will spend at least $770 on Christmas gifts this year. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.07.12

Science Not Way to All Truth Wesley J. Smith, Human Exceptionalism There is a difference between “science” and “scientism.” Science is a very powerful method of gaining and applying knowledge. Egypt’s Draft Constitution: Religious Freedom Undermined Samuel Tadros, National Review Online Egypt’s Islamist president Mohamed Morsi’s latest constitutional declaration removing legal oversight and restraint on his powers has been met with a storm of controversy and protests. Continue Reading...

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