PowerLinks 08.03.16

Pope Francis, world leader of the modern anti-slavery movement Christopher White, Crux On this worldwide anti-human trafficking day, the director of Catholic Voices USA salutes the epic efforts of Pope Francis to lead a global movement against one of the scourges of our time. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.02.16

One Way to Help Native Americans: Property Rights Naomi Schaefer Riley , The Atlantic The United States’ impoverished tribes cannot buy or sell reservation land. Changing federal policy could improve their fortunes. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.01.16

Both Parties Used to Back Free Trade. Now They Bash It. Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times Criticism of trade agreements, notably the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is a rare point of political agreement, including from the presidential nominees. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.29.16

Democrats, the Law of Demand, and the ‘Fight for 15’ James Sherk, National Review Economists call this the Law of Demand. People buy more goods or services at lower prices than high ones. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.28.16

The Catholics who free slaves on the high seas Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service Missionaries, nuns and other pastoral workers provide crucial assistance in identifying and freeing trafficked seafarers, according to a US State Department official in Rome for a conference on the issue. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.27.16

Does welfare policy discourage marriage? AEI Means-tested benefits in well-meaning welfare policies are negatively impacting the institution of marriage these days. Land Everywhere and Not a Place to Live Alex Tabarrok, Marginal Revolution Land use regulations raise prices, reduce mobility and increase income inequality in the United States. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.26.16

How Government Cronies Redefined the Catfish Veronique de Rugy, Reason.com An industry clamored for more regulation—because it had a financial interest in doing so. TANF and Two-Parent Families Shawn Fremstad, Family Studies There is little reason to think TANF is providing assistance to most struggling two-parent families. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.25.16

How Does Economics Help Christians Contribute to the Kingdom of God? Kathryn Feliciano, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics If Christians want to be more effective in their ministry, then economics is a very good mental tool to have in their toolbox. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.22.16

5 Facts about Captive Nations Week Joe Carter, ERLC In 1959, during the height of the Cold War, President Eisenhower signed into law a joint declaration of Congress recognizing “Captive Nations Week” and issued a proclamation that has been reissued by every U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.21.16

Pokemon Go and the Kindness of Strangers Alexi Sargeant, First Things What is Pokémon Go? Is it the epitome of decadence? Evidence of America’s precipitous decline? No. Every popular game has its naysayers, but a doom-and-gloom attitude is harder to justify when a game is pulling players out into the sunlight to discover the places and people around them—and to do some good deeds to strangers in the process. Continue Reading...