PowerLinks 09.19.17

What’s Wrong with Inequality? John Tamny , Library of Law and Liberty Not asked enough is what’s so bad about inequality in the first place? Conard asks, and correctly notes that those whose economic exploits lead to greater inequality “improve the future.” Yes, they do. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.18.17

Pope Well-Intentioned But Misguided on Climate Change William O’Keefe, E21 Pope Francis, a holy man whose life and values can serve as a model for all, has become convinced that human activities involving fossil use are the cause of recent hurricanes. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.15.17

The Answer to Consumerism Is a Changed Heart, Not New Laws Andrew Spencer, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics Critics of the free-market approach sometimes confuse a free-market economic system with consumerism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.14.17

Has First Things Given Up on Freedom? John Zmirak, The Stream Rusty Reno just published a long piece at his magazine, First Things. It’s a kind of defense of why he has shifted the magazine’s editorial stance on politics and economics. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.13.17

The Core of Liberty Is Economic Liberty Deirdre N. McCloskey, FEE Indeed, economic liberty is the liberty about which most ordinary people care. Why religious liberty matters for creativity Jason Thacker, ERLC Religious liberty is a right given to each person by God and must be used responsibly. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.12.17

We Are More Than A Match For Hurricanes Matt Ridley, The Times Whether or not tropical storms are becoming fiercer, our growing wealth and ingenuity helps us to survive them. Rights Talk Fails the Christian Baker Armen Oganessian, Ethika Politika “In a prosperous society, which rights does the individual keep and which must he give up?” Obama Gutted Work Requirements for Welfare. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.11.17

Dear Anti-Market Conservatives: Meet Wilhelm Röpke Samuel Gregg, Library of Law and Liberty Though conservatives are often portrayed as strong supporters of the free market, not all of them are. Now and in the past, many individuals have happily embraced the conservative label while expressing strong reservations about, if not outright rejection of, market economies. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.08.17

Political Divisions in U.S. Are Widening, Long-Lasting, Poll Shows Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal WSJ/NBC News survey indicates a wide split on cultural, economic issues. How Prices Promote Peace Matthew McCaffrey, FEE No institutions more effectively promote peace than the institutions of the market economy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.07.17

What Is Capitalism and Where Did It Start? Joseph Pearce, The Imaginative Conservative Trade has always existed, and rich merchants have always been a part of the economic and political picture, but merchants have not always been the rulers, as they are today. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.06.17

The Subsidiarity Principle Jeff Deist, Mises Wire Leftwing Vox.com recently published a welcome and thoughtful piece on the virtues of devolving political and legal power away from the federal government toward states and localities Experience Shows the U.S. Continue Reading...