PowerLinks 11.01.17

The Secularization of Vocation Jordan J. Ballor, Public Discourse On the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, it is worth returning to the thought of Martin Luther, particularly his understanding of vocation. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.31.17

Congress should improve the child care credit to help working parents Alan D. Viard, AEI As lawmakers prepare to expand the popular $1,000 child tax credit, they run the risk of overlooking the child care credit, a provision that cries out for expansion. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.30.17

How Martin Luther Advanced Freedom Joseph Loconte, Wall Street Journal The Reformation brought a radical egalitarianism to Christendom. Pence: US Will Bypass UN and Aid Persecuted Iraqi Christians Directly Kate Shellnut, Christianity Today Vice president reveals USAID will provide direct assistance to religious minorities targeted by ISIS. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.27.17

How the Reformation Revolutionized Diaper Changing Greg Forster, TGC Luther was one of the most important champions of the doctrine of vocation in history. Just War Theorists Should Consider How to Fight Corruption Jean Pierre Chabot, Providence If violent extremism is caused in part by corruption, a manifestation of injustice, then surely targeting conflicts of interest is critical to de-escalating violence. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.26.17

Can Publicly Held Corporations Have Religion But Not Morals? Howard Friedman, Religion Clause he Interim Rules create exemptions for entities with religious or moral objections, but create an interesting distinction between business entities asserting religious objections and those asserting moral ones. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.25.17

Free trade doesn’t destroy jobs – it creates them Pierre Lumieux, CapX The availability of jobs is a symptom, not the cause, of prosperity. Trump: I’m looking ‘very strongly’ at reforming welfare system Nolan D. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.24.17

Pope says amassing wealth while children die is ‘idolatry that kills’ Inés San Martín, Crux In his homily at morning Mass on Monday, Pope Francis returned to a familiar theme — how amassing wealth, both money and land, while children suffer and die, is a morally unacceptable form of idolatry. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.23.17

Millennial Malaise: Why Young People Are Turning to Socialism Jacob Bruggeman, Values & Capitalism Translating the collectivist impulse into government action has been shown to result only in unspeakable horrors. What is more, the post-Cold War capitalist order has not, in fact, failed—as socialist regimes, their downfalls so painfully memorable, have—and the data are conclusive. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.20.17

Millennials Love Capitalism—They Just Don’t Know It Christine Rosen, The Weekly Standard “I want to start by acknowledging the indigenous people of this land and honor them. Nonindigenous people are guests on this land.” Global persecution of Christians at historic peak, report says Catholic News Agency John Pontifex, the editor of a new report on worldwide Christian persecution, says that “In terms of the numbers of people involved, the gravity of the crimes committed and their impact, it is clear that the persecution of Christians is today worse than at any time in history. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.19.17

A Tax Proposal That Could Lift Millions Out of Poverty Gene B. Sperling, The Atlantic The Earned Income Tax Credit is one of the country’s most effective anti-poverty policies, but it mostly leaves out a huge segment of workers: those without children. Continue Reading...