PowerLinks 06.28.18

The Moral Logic of School Choice Bobby Jindal, Wall Street Journal The U.S. broadly respects parental rights—except with regard to schooling. Government Calls It Forfeiture, But It’s Theft Noah Smith, Bloomberg Seizure of property belonging to people never charged with wrongdoing looks a lot like stealing. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.27.18

First space, then auto—now Elon Musk quietly tinkers with education Mark Harris, Ars Techina LA’s most exclusive school sits on SpaceX’s campus and skips sports, music, and languages. New Minimum Wage Law Puts DC Restaurants in a Bind Rachel Greszler and David Kreutzer, The Daily Signal Residents of Washington, D.C., passed Initiative 77 on Tuesday, dramatically increasing minimum wage requirements for tipped workers in the city. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.26.18

Trump’s Trade Tirades Jordan J. Ballor, Providence Two years into the Trump administration, we’ve gained some insight into the place of trade within the president’s larger foreign and domestic policy agendas. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.25.18

The ‘Protestant Work Ethic’ Really Does Fight Poverty Lincoln Lau and Bruce Wydick, Christianity Today How Christian discipleship affects household income. Do poverty programs reduce poverty? Scott Sumner, EconLog The answer is “probably”, but by less than you might assume. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.22.18

Imagining a Virtuous Capitalism Hugh C. Whelchel, Christianity Today Free-market ideas grew in a religious and moral soil. We need to replant them there. Hardliners Learn That Democracy Can Pay Off Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg One-state regimes are liberalizing markets and growing faster. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.21.18

Manufacturing a Comeback Aaron M. Renn, City Journal Grand Rapids has become a midwestern economic star and is generating new industrial jobs. ‘Juneteenth’ Is About the Triumph of American Freedom Over Slavery Jarrett Stepman, The Daily Signal The elimination of slavery in the United States—an institution as old as human civilization but out of step with the nation’s founding principles—did not happen all at once. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.20.18

‘The Art of the Deal’ Meets ‘The Art of Deception’: Reflections on the Trump-Kim Summit Suzanne Scholte, The Daily Caller Having devoted over twenty years of my life promoting freedom and human rights for the people of North Korea, I confess I got a very queasy stomach seeing the American flag, the symbol of freedom, next to the flag of the Kim family dictatorship – better known as the flag of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.19.18

Jordan Peterson and Conservatism’s Rebirth Yoram Hazony, Wall Street Journal The psychologist and YouTube star has brought the concepts of order and tradition back to our intellectual discourse. Why the ‘Classical Liberal’ is Making a Comeback Derek Robertson, Politico A perfect storm of political upheaval has led to the resurgence of a label with centuries-old roots. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.18.18

The Fight to Define Romans 13 Lincoln Mullen, The Atlantic Jeff Sessions used it to justify his policy of family separation, but he’s not the first to invoke the biblical passage. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.15.18

Help is on the way for Middle Eastern Christians, writes @USAIDMarkGreen Mark Green, Wall Street Journal Under President Trump’s orders, USAID is directing aid to persecuted communities in Iraq. Workers aren’t buying the idea that robots are going to destroy their jobs Dan Kopf, Quartz American workers know the truth. Continue Reading...