PowerLinks 11.29.18

Just Tariff Theory James E. Hartley, Public Discourse The notion that tariffs are bad has been supported by world-renowned economists for centuries. Yet we are currently in the midst of a trade war. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.28.18

Socialism’s Record Has Been Pain, Not Gain (Especially for the Poor) Charles Calomiris, FEE Capitalism, not socialism, has lifted over a billion people out of poverty worldwide since 1990. Consumerism is the enemy of generosity, pope says Junno Arocho Esteves, Crux The desire to spend vast amounts on shopping and needless extravagances can prevent Christians from being generous with others, Pope Francis said. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.27.18

Why Spiritual People Are More Inclined to Embrace Free Markets Than Materialists Jon Miltimore, FEE Capitalism, after all, is a system that requires a level of comfort with inequalities in material outcomes. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.26.18

The Right Is Wrong to Lose Faith in Economic Growth Michael R. Strain, Bloomberg Opinion Some conservatives forget what is driving gains for low-wage workers. Economic Growth or Environmental Sustainability: Do We Have to Choose? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.23.18

Is the Church the Answer to Poverty? Mike McKinley, Crossway Blog We must define poverty properly because if you accurately capture what it means to be poor then I think that clarifies whether or not the church is the answer. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.21.18

Why Limited Government Is Integral to Biblical Flourishing Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics Governments do not create wealth; they are only capable of taking and transferring wealth. Betsy DeVos Is Protecting Civil Liberties on Campus Ramesh Ponnuru, Bloomberg Opinion A change in how sexual-harassment cases are handled is a victory for due process. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.20.18

Aquinas looks at bitcoin Karl D. Stephan, Mercatornet Is there anything intrinsically wrong with cryptocurrency? DC’s Ban on Plastic Straws Extends Beyond Restaurants and Bars to Churches and Day Care Centers Tristan Justice, The Daily Signal The District of Columbia is set to implement a new ban on single-use plastic straws and coffee stirrers. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.19.18

Religious liberty seen as key to societal advancement around the world Kurt Jensen, Catholic News Service The impact of the International Religious Freedom Act over the past 20 years “has, in many ways, been revolutionary,” said Thomas Farr, president of the Religious Freedom Institute in Washington. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.16.18

Growth is the ultimate weapon in the fight to end child labour Marian L. Tupy, CapX Economic growth, which was key to eliminating child labour in the developed world, can achieve the same outcome in the developing one. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.15.18

The Challenge of Curbing Corporate Subsidies Reihan Salam, National Review State and local governments offer development incentives to big businesses. Ending the practice won’t be easy. Why Teen Suicide Is Lower in States That Have More School Choice Kerry McDonald, FEE New research links school choice with improved childhood mental health. Continue Reading...

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