PowerLinks 01.11.17

Foreign Aid Won’t End Under Trump—Here’s How to Make It Better Tim Meisburger, American Greatness Foreign Aid probably won’t disappear under Trump. But it is possible to redirect it and make it more effective in serving our interests while actually helping those who need it. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.10.17

Are most poor people incapable of work? Angela Rachidi, AEI Ideas Most parents in this country also work, and the assumption that work is not desired by low-income parents is untrue. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.07.17

The rate at which US companies cite regulations as an obstacle has quadrupled over the last 20 years Christopher Groskopf, Quartz Rarely does anyone measure the impact of new regulations on the companies they affect. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.06.17

An old anti-Catholic law has resurfaced in Georgia Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency An amendment from the 1870s is now being invoked in Georgia to challenge a scholarship program allowing children to attend religious schools. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.05.17

The economists have had another terrible year. It’s time for a complete re-think Jeremy Warner, The Telegraph his may or may not be a good time for democracy, but one thing is certain about the past year of political upsets; it’s heaped further humiliations on the economics profession. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.04.17

As minimum wage rises, some employers cut back Katie Johnston, Boston Globe Massachusetts has the highest state minimum wage in the country following the $1 increase to $11 an hour that went into effect Sunday, but campaigns are already underway here and across the country for the lowest-paid workers to earn much more. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.03.17

The fate of religious freedom in the former USSR, 25 years after its collapse Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News When the Soviet Union was dissolved on Dec. 26, 1991, the future looked bright for faith groups. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.02.17

A US law meant to safeguard religious minorities abroad now covers atheists, too Neha Thirani Bagri, Quartz By updating an 18-year-old religious freedom law, the US Congress has for the first time taken steps to explicitly protect people who identify as atheists. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.30.16

The Morality of Banking in It’s a Wonderful Life Bourree Lam and Gillian B. White, The Atlantic In addition to its holiday cheesiness and religious moralizing, the 1946 classic touches on financial themes that remain painfully relevant. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.29.16

Where’s the Pope on Syria? William McGurn, Wall Street Journal No papal prayer vigils to protest the military solution Putin has imposed on Aleppo. Who went insane? BuzzFeed editors or the Greek Orthodox believer who leads the GOP? Continue Reading...