PowerLinks 09.02.16

Minimum-Wage Hikes Go Straight to the Ballot Box Russell Berman, The Atlantic Blocked by lawmakers, voters in Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington state will decide for themselves this November whether workers get a raise. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.01.16

Court Costs Entrap Nonwhite, Poor Juvenile Offenders Erik Eckholm, New York Times Fees and fines are levied on young offenders in every state but have an outsize effect on racial minorities and the poor, creating a two-tiered system of justice. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.31.16

Employers Are Mediating Institutions, Too David Lapp, Family Studies What about employers who pay poverty wages and shepherd people into government dependence? Concern for the Poor Involves Considering the True Nature of Poverty Paul Cleveland, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics Poverty is a symptom or a signal. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.30.16

The Greatest Thinker You’ve Never Read: Ludwig von Mises Art Carden, Forbes Had he not passed away at the tender age of 92 in 1973, Ludwig von Mises would have turned 131 years old today. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.29.16

Diocese says government slow to resolve contraception impasse Ann Rodgers, Catholic News Service The Pittsburgh Diocese continues to try to resolve the issues it has with mandated insurance coverage of things which it finds religiously objectionable. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.26.16

Don’t Blame Capitalism for Your Pricey EpiPen Jay Stooksberry, FEE What is usually left out in any anti-capitalist blather written in response to this controversy is an accurate depiction of how free markets actually work. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.25.16

Is Rising Extreme Poverty a Myth? Robert VerBruggen, Family Studies Critics argue that welfare reform made the poor even poorer. New research shows otherwise. Protecting the conscience: A battle between pharmacists and Washington state Barrett Duke, ERLC The state’s total lack of concern for conscience in this matter is distressing. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.24.16

First Worldwide Meta-Analysis Proves the Benefits of School Choice Evan Smith, Opportunity Lives Now a new study, the first-ever worldwide meta-analysis on the benefits or faults of providing school choice in relation to student success, has shown Friedman’s ideas to be systematically accurate. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.23.16

Marriage Reduces Child Poverty, but Our Welfare System Penalizes Marriage Paul Draper, The Daily Signal According to a recently released study from the American Enterprise Institute, 82 percent of lower-middle-class families with young children face “marriage penalties” in the welfare system. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.22.16

Venezuela’s Road to Literal Serfdom Barry Brownstein, FEE The new idea of freedom “gave the socialists another word in common with the liberals and they exploited it to the full. Religious freedom advocates want US to put teeth into its rhetoric Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency Religious freedom advocates are praising the U.S. Continue Reading...