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...

PowerLinks 08.19.16

Is Religious Freedom in the National Interest? Peter Berger, The American Interest One would think so if one looks at its place in official Washington. How These States Ensure Welfare Dollars Aren’t Used for Alcohol, Lottery Tickets Melissa Quinn, The Daily Signal A new state law in Maine went into effect last month prohibiting welfare recipients from purchasing items like alcohol, lottery tickets, and tattoos with their welfare funds. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.18.16

How the Rise of the Commoner Enriched the World David S. D’Amato, FEE The new, liberal equality of the Bourgeois era undermined the foundations of this rank- and class-based world. Why Making College ‘Free’ Won’t Help The Poor David Sabey, The Federalist I have taught some of the poorest Americans, so I know it is laughable to think most poor students fail to graduate from college simply because it costs too much. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.17.16

Why Millennials Are in No Hurry to Take On Debt Nathaniel Popper, New York Times Building a credit history holds less appeal for young Americans who had trouble paying off student loans and saw their families’ struggles during the financial crisis. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.16.16

Why You Spend Two Hours To See Your Doctor For 8 Minutes Michael T. Hamilton, The Federalist Most likely, the culprit isn’t your doctor, but a dastardly duo: federal reporting requirements and the industry’s entrenched health insurance model. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.15.16

The Global Poor Desperately Need a Thing You Can’t Taste or Touch: Property Rights Michael Matheson Miller, The Stream Rio’s poor lack a much more important ticket than one to the Olympics. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.12.16

Black Pastors Are Breaking the Law to Get Hillary Clinton Elected Emma Green, The Atlantic According to a new survey from Pew Research Center, roughly 9 percent of people who have attended religious services in the last few months have heard clergy speak out in favor of a political candidate, and roughly 11 percent have heard clergy speak in opposition. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.11.16

Here Are 7 Ways Free Trade Has Helped Michigan Tori Whiting, The Daily Signal In 2010, the Michigan economy was on the rocks—715,000 people were out of work, and the Great Lakes State’s gross domestic product had contracted by 7.6 percent by the time the recession ended. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.10.16

Comparing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Stances on Economic Issues Meghan Keneally Liz Kreutz , ABC News The future of the economy is going to be at the center of the 2016 campaign this week, as Donald Trump is slated to give a major speech on the topic today and Hillary Clinton will share her views days later. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.09.16

California bill threatens religious freedom, minorities and the poor Archbishop José Gomez and Bishop Charles Blake, Crux Current California law exempts religious schools from nondiscrimination laws in cases where applying them violates their beliefs. Continue Reading...