PowerLinks 05.16.17

Globalization’s ill effects have been wildly exaggerated Robert J. Samuelson, Washington Post Globalization has gotten a bad rap. The Trump White House associates it with all manner of economic evil, especially job loss. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.15.17

Kuyper and Pope Leo as Christian Thinkers Adam J. MacLeod, Public Discourse A new book highlights the shared anthropology and social thought of Abraham Kuyper and Pope Leo XIII without glossing over their differences. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.12.17

6 facts about U.S. mothers Pew Research Here are some key findings about American mothers and motherhood from Pew Research Center reports. Wegmans Among Businesses Putting Catholic Social Teaching to Good Use Peter Jesserer Smith, National Catholic Register Supermarket chain is one of a number of companies that are living out Church principles by putting the dignity of the person at the center of their business plans. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.11.17

Bring Back Free Market Environmentalism Lindsay Marchello, RealClearPolicy Many liberals believe the government is crucial for protecting the environment. But is government really the best means for achieving this goal? What Catholic Social Thought Teaches About Conservatism Stephen M. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.10.17

Occupational Licensing Doesn’t Protect Who You Think It Protects Jason Sorens, FEE Do occupational licensing laws protect you from unscrupulous and unqualified practitioners? Or do they just protect the current practitioners against new competition? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.09.17

Why Conservatives Should Be Environmentalists Nathan J. Beacom, Public Discourse Environmentalism makes us loyal to one another in a fundamental way, points us to values beyond mere utility, and directs us back to the natural order of which we are a part. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.08.17

The Role of Religious Freedom Today Rep. Francis Rooney, RealClearPolicy Throughout history religion has played a stabilizing role in society. When practiced freely, religion establishes a moral compass for people to follow, which in turn leads to tolerance of differing views and comity in civil society. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.05.17

Net Neutrality Is On the Outs. This Bill Would Repeal It for Good. Sen. Mike Lee, The Daily Signal The Restoring Internet Freedom Act would nullify the FCC’s 2015 order that instituted net neutrality rules, and would prevent a similar order in the future. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.04.17

Dozens of lawmakers press Trump for religious freedom protection Matt Hadro, Catholic News Service More than 50 members of Congress, impatient with the current administration’s hesitance regarding religious freedom, have written a letter to President Trump calling on him to protect the “freedom to follow one’s conscience, faith and deeply held moral convictions.” The conditions that help poor people make better decisions, according to new research Jon M. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.03.17

Why people are rich and poor: Republicans and Democrats have very different views Samantha Smith, Pew Research Beyond partisan differences over economic policies, there are stark divisions on a fundamental question: What makes someone rich or poor? Continue Reading...