PowerLinks 08.26.16

Don’t Blame Capitalism for Your Pricey EpiPen Jay Stooksberry, FEE What is usually left out in any anti-capitalist blather written in response to this controversy is an accurate depiction of how free markets actually work. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.25.16

Is Rising Extreme Poverty a Myth? Robert VerBruggen, Family Studies Critics argue that welfare reform made the poor even poorer. New research shows otherwise. Protecting the conscience: A battle between pharmacists and Washington state Barrett Duke, ERLC The state’s total lack of concern for conscience in this matter is distressing. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.24.16

First Worldwide Meta-Analysis Proves the Benefits of School Choice Evan Smith, Opportunity Lives Now a new study, the first-ever worldwide meta-analysis on the benefits or faults of providing school choice in relation to student success, has shown Friedman’s ideas to be systematically accurate. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.23.16

Marriage Reduces Child Poverty, but Our Welfare System Penalizes Marriage Paul Draper, The Daily Signal According to a recently released study from the American Enterprise Institute, 82 percent of lower-middle-class families with young children face “marriage penalties” in the welfare system. Continue Reading...

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...