PowerLinks 10.05.18

Why Intellectuals Fall for Socialism Friedrich A. Hayek, Mises Wire In every country that has moved toward socialism, the phase of the development in which socialism becomes a determining influence on politics has been preceded for many years by a period during which socialist ideals governed the thinking of the more active intellectuals. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.04.18

Earned Income Tax Credit Is a Cheap Way to Beat Poverty Noah Smith, Bloomberg Opinion The earned income tax credit is highly effective and should be expanded. Why a federal minimum wage? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.03.18

The Poverty of Protectionism Pierre Lemieux, EconLib A free trader is tempted to support such agreements for the good they do, not for their bad justifications. But this imbroglio risks entrenching the idea that free trade is a privilege of domestic producers instead of the liberty of both domestic consumers and producers (or their intermediaries) to individually make the best deals they can find. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.02.18

Identity politics veers into identity economics Jordan J. Ballor, Detroit News To allow identity politics to become identity economics is to sow enmity and discord, and we will all reap poverty and misery as a consequence. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.01.18

US social security goes bust in 2034. Here’s how free markets can save it Zach Lang, CapX Social Security is failing and government intervention or fixes will only delay the problem. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.28.18

The New York Times Explains Why the Minimum Wage Should Be $0.00 Jon Miltimore, FEE One of the greatest takedowns of the minimum wage you’ll ever find comes from an unlikely place. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.27.18

The Cost of Religious Freedom Jayson Casper, Christianity Today When advocacy for persecuted Christians harms their fellow believers. Report: Global trade war would hurt US the most Dave Mchugh, Associated Press A fierce global trade war would hurt the United States economy significantly, making households poorer and destroying jobs, while China would not suffer as much, according to a simulation carried out by economists at the European Central Bank. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.26.18

A New World Bank Study Confirms That Poor Nations Benefit from Free Markets Daniel J. Mitchell, FEE Once again, the data indicate that free-market, hands-off economic policy helps lift even the poorest of nations out of poverty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.25.18

The United States of Free Trade John Steele Gordon, Wall Street Journal In 1824 the Supreme Court held protectionist state laws unconstitutional. Wild prosperity ensued. What happens to police departments that collect more fines? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.24.18

Saving the Planet Doesn’t Mean Killing Economic Growth Noah Smith, Bloomberg Opinion Economic development or going green is a false choice. They can go together. How Companies Can Take a Stand Against Bribery Ravi VenkatesanLeslie Benton, Harvard Business Review Since having laws on the books isn’t enough, anti-corruption and anti-bribery efforts need further traction from the private sector. Continue Reading...

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