PowerLinks 12.01.17

New Study Shows Licensure Laws Kill Jobs in All 50 States Collin Roth, The Daily Signal In America, everyone who can is expected to work. We don’t think of work as some kind of punishment but as an element of a meaningful and productive life. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.30.17

Free Markets Help Food Banks Serve the Poor Charles Hughes, Economics21 Discussion of capitalism often focuses on contributions to economic growth or productivity, but this emphasis places an artificial limit on the potential benefits of free markets. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.29.17

Poor Girls Are Leaving Their Brothers Behind Alana Semuels, The Atlantic As a college education becomes increasingly important in today’s economy, it’s girls, not boys, who are succeeding in school. For kids from poor families, that can make the difference between social mobility and a lifetime of poverty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.28.17

A Conservative Response to the Student Debt Crisis Nick Phillips, The American Conservative Introducing some market discipline can benefit everyone—especially the student borrowers who most need help. Now It’s Liberal States Clashing With the Federal Government Over Religious Freedom Emma Green, The Atlantic California, Pennsylvania, and others have sued over new policies on contraceptive coverage. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.27.17

Nobody Knows Nothing In Corporate America Aaron M. Renn, Manhattan Institute If you want to understand why a lot of America’s youth embrace socialism today, just look at this small but revealing story about General Electric. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.24.17

How The Left’s Attacks On Religious Liberty Pushed Me Back Into Church Nick Marsillo, The Federalist I couldn’t help but think: what are the Democrats so scared of? There was only one way to find out. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.22.17

The government isn’t the answer to educational inequality Corey DeAngelis, CapX The government obligation to fund schools doesn’t mean they should operate them. The Russian Revolution, 100 Years On: Its Enduring Allure and Menace Douglas Murray, National Review Violent Communist leaders of the past are still embraced on the far left, where their discredited ideas remain in circulation. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.21.17

Free trade is becoming more popular — especially among Republicans Diana Mutz, Washington Post As the United States returns to the negotiating table, it’s important to note a surprising post-election trend. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.20.17

Conservatism’s Way Forward Richard Reinsch, National Review It must learn from Trump and his populist followers what Americans truly want. China Tells Christians to Replace Images of Jesus with Communist President Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today Propaganda effort in poor province latest sign of Xi Jinping consolidating control. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.17.17

Hayek on Good and Bad Unemployment Policies Friedrich A. Hayek, Mises Wire One of the obstacles to a successful employment policy is, paradoxically enough, that it is so comparatively easy quickly to reduce unemployment, or even almost to extinguish it, for the time being. Continue Reading...