PowerLinks 08.02.17

Senate Agriculture Appropriations Bill Would Expand Crony Handouts for Cotton Industry Daren Bakst, The Daily Signal What are Senate appropriators doing to address two new farm programs whose costs are spiraling out of control? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.01.17

‘A Humane Economy’ – Book Interview with Jordan Ballor Ilse Oosterlaken, Moral Markets “Wilhelm Röpke (1899 –1966) was not just interested in theology, but also in history and in many other things that economists in the dominant neo-classical economic tradition normally never think about. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.31.17

5 faith facts about Sam Brownback: Political champion of religious freedom Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service Donald Trump has nominated Sam Brownback, the current governor of Kansas, to be the new ambassador for the Commission for International Religious Freedom. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.28.17

Is Income Inequality Real? Antony Davies, FEE Income inequality has been in the news more and more, and it doesn’t look good. It’s aggravating to see people making more money than you, and we’re told all the time that income inequality is on the rise. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.27.17

The Ultimate Trifecta of Crony Capitalism Alison Acosta Winters, The American Conservative Three ways the deck will always be stacked against you. NYC Government Spends $2 Million on a Park Bathroom John Stossel, Reason.com Overspending is what government does. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.27.17

Trump’s Labor Secretary Targets Occupational Licensing for Elimination Ted Goodman, The Daily Signal “Certifying skills and specialized knowledge helps consumers,” Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta says. “That is far different, however, from using licensing to limit competition, bar entry, or create a privileged class.” ( No, Markets Aren’t Making Us Greedy Ryan Bourne, FEE No hard evidence is ever offered to prove that free markets encourage greed. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.25.17

You Are Here How Much Money Each State Saves Thanks to Homeschooling Annie Holmquist, Intellectual Takeout Based on state spending per student multiplied by the approximate number of homeschoolers in each state, the following statistics demonstrate how much savings homeschoolers are passing off to their fellow citizens each year. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.24.17

The Classicist: The Forgotten Virtues Of Physical Labor Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institute In an era of technology and automation, does tough physical work still matter? Victor Davis Hanson says the answer is yes — and that, in fact, we have an innate desire to do work with our own two hands. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.21.17

“Getting to God” and Becoming Truly Human Dylan Pahman, Everyday Asceticism The phrase, “becoming truly human,” raises lots of questions. What is “true” humanity? What does the “becoming” look like? St. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.20.17

How to Be a Conservative Uncommon Knowledge In the latest episode from Uncommon Knowledge, Sir Roger Scruton, a formally trained political philosopher, talks about his life and the events he’s witnessed that led him to conservatism. Continue Reading...