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...

PowerLinks 06.14.18

What did Max Weber mean by the ‘spirit’ of capitalism? Peter Ghosh, Aeon ax Weber’s famous text The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1905) is surely one of the most misunderstood of all the canonical works regularly taught, mangled and revered in universities across the globe. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.13.18

Trade and Mutual Aid Jordan Ballor, Comment There is no system that is incorruptible, but at its best, free trade orients us toward the good of others. $2.3 Billion in Losses Highlights Crypto’s Moral Hazard Tim Culpan, Bloomberg It’s time the cryptocurrency community got its act together. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.12.18

Pope warns oil executives: Climate change may ‘destroy civilization’ Avery Anapol, The Hill Pope Francis on Saturday issued a dire warning to top oil executives, saying that climate change could “destroy civilization.” The cowardice of the political class Robert J. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.11.18

How to talk about God in Silicon Valley Oliver Staley, Quartz Jesus admonished his followers not to hide their light, yet many Christians I spoke with admitted to being cowed by the Bay Area’s progressive, technocratic monoculture. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.08.18

In some states, a debate over payday lending unfolds in the black church Renae Merle, Washington Post Black churches have become an unexpected battleground in the national debate over the future of payday lending. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.07.18

A Preacher, a Businessman, and Their ‘Crusade of Mercy’ Heath W. Carter, Christianity Today How American evangelicals became major players in the work of global charity. Two reforms to save capitalism Andrew Lilico, CapX Lending at interest is ethically justified only by the risk of loss. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.06.18

Wednesday Electricity in every village in India Bruce Murphy and Hannah Daly, International Energy Agency On 28 April 2018 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India had achieved its goal, ahead of schedule, of providing electricity to every village in India. Continue Reading...