PowerLinks 03.16.17

Are You Really Pro-Liberty? Here Are a Few Tests. Walter E. Williams , The Daily Signal True liberty requires coexisting with people who say things and engage in voluntary acts that we deem offensive. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.15.17

Yes, It’s Better To Be Poor In The Mississippi Delta Than In Bangladesh John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist Nobel laureate Angus Deaton recognizes the plight of America’s poor, but he’s reluctant to say the poor are often the authors of their own misfortune. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.14.17

Frederick Douglass Hated Socialism Damon Root, Reason.com He stood for natural rights, racial equality, and economic liberty in a free labor system. At the heart of his worldview was the principle of self-ownership. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.13.17

Mobile Phones Are Anti-Poverty Devices obert Colvile, FEE M-Pesa alone has lifted 194,000 households out of poverty. House Backs Bill To Deter Lawsuits In Business-friendly Push Kevin Freking, Associated Press The Republican-led House on Friday backed legislation that requires judges to sanction attorneys and other parties who file frivolous lawsuits in federal district court, a move that supporters said will protect individuals and businesses from unnecessary legal costs. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.10.17

Women Prosper When Markets Are Free Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan, FEE Cross-referencing data from the Fraser Institute, which looks at general economic freedom, and World Bank in the United Nations, which looks at gender disparity, we see that countries that are more economically free also have more gender equality. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.09.17

What the unemployment rate does – and doesn’t – say about the economy Drew Desilver, Pew Research Every month, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a flood of data about employment and unemployment in the U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.08.17

Why a Christian Approach to Fighting Homelessness Pays Off Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today Study: Ministries saved taxpayers $119 million in 11 cities by offering both housing and healing. Public remains divided over role of government in financial regulation Samantha Smith, Pew Research As Donald Trump and congressional Republicans take steps to roll back Obama-era financial regulations, the public remains divided over whether regulations of financial institutions have gone too far or not gone far enough. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.07.17

Free Trade, Protectionism, & the Limits of Economic Analysis Alexander Salter, The Imaginative Conservative Economics deals with statements of “is,” not of “ought.” It can tell you the consequences of particular public policies, but it cannot itself demonstrate the rightness or wrongness of such policies. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.06.17

Globalization Is Good for the World Greg Forster, TGC There is no book on the market today—in either sense of that phrase—that will more richly reward your critical attention. Protectionism and a Universal Basic Income Won’t Solve Our Economic Problems Dylan Pahman, Public Discourse For both economic and spiritual reasons, a basic income guarantee isn’t the solution to widespread unemployment due to new technology. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.24.17

US Economic Freedom Has Hit a Historic Low. What Happened? Anthony B. Kim, The Daily Signal It’s already been eight years since the Great Recession, yet the U.S. economy has been just inching along, with its productivity flagging and millions being locked out of the labor market. Continue Reading...