PowerLinks 08.28.17

How Colleges Are Strangling Liberalism Mark Lilla, The Chronicle of Higher Education An obsession with identity has made students less likely to engage with a world beyond themselves. Paul Ryan’s Conservatism Can Help the Poor Alexandra Desanctis, National Review Faithful Catholics can support free enterprise and economic growth, both of which lift people out of poverty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.25.17

Globalism Nationalism Localism Don Boudreaux , Cafe Hayek “Progressives” romanticize the local economy and fancy themselves to be cutting-edge and enlightened for advocating “buying local.” So I’ve some questions for such “Progressives”: Do you think that Trump’s economic nationalism is too cosmopolitan? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.24.17

School Choice: A Solution to Segregation John Northdurft, Opportunity Lives “No institution in America has done more to perpetuate segregation than public schools. Until 1954, segregated schools were legal in America and it was the standard practice in much of the South.” Can Trump’s Religious Freedom Ambassador Actually Succeed? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.23.17

National Sovereignty and the Challenge of Immigration Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse The idea of national sovereignty is indispensable to any coherent discussion of immigration policy. How High Bail Costs Contribute to Systemic Poverty Julian Adorney, FEE Of the 646,000 people in local jails, 70% have not yet been convicted of a crime. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.22.17

Right to Work as a Religious Liberty Concern K. E. Colombini, Crisis Magazine As a matter of conscience and general principle, men and women should not be required to join organizations they morally oppose just to keep their job, and they certainly should have a stronger say in what sort of programs and groups their union dues and fees support—and the freedom to opt out entirely without fear of reprisal or termination. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.21.17

Most ‘sex workers’ are modern-day slaves Julie Bindel, The Spectator Prostitution is rarely, if ever, a choice. Capitalism Should Play a Bigger Role in Protecting the Environment Daniel J. Mitchell, FEE Simply stated, environmentalists seem to have no sense of cost-benefit analysis. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.18.17

Passions’ Republic David Bradshaw, Touchstone The Christian cure for what ails modern politics. Why Making a Profit Is Good Citizenship Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics The burden of maintaining freedom lies with those benefiting from the prosperity stemming from it. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.17.17

Corporations Becoming New Arbiters Of Public Morality Peter Hasson, Daily Caller Major corporations are increasingly expected to play a societal role beyond just providing goods or services: more and more often, they’re expected to weigh in on issues of public morality. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.16.17

The Onerous, Arbitrary, Unaccountable World of Occupational Licensing Michelle Cottle, The Atlantic Like its predecessor, the Trump administration wants to reform how states issue these certificates, which often have less to do with consumer protection than economic protectionism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.15.17

Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse Any defense of the West must be clear about those core commitments to reason and the reasonable God that are central to its identity. Continue Reading...