PowerLinks 11.14.18

How Free Trade Profits a Nation Samuel Gregg, Law and Liberty The current battle being waged over free trade in most developed countries, and especially in America, illustrates once again that to be pro-market isn’t the same thing as being pro-business. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.13.18

The wealth of nations begins at home Alysse ElHage and W. Bradford Wilcox, Mercatornet The savings rate is nearly double in countries with the most two-parent families. New Government Rules Protect Conscience Rights in Health Insurance Joe Carter, TGC Earlier this week the Trump administration released two final rules to provide conscience protections for Americans who have a religious or moral objection to health insurance that covers contraception or abortifacients. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.12.18

How Prices Work to Keep Profits Fair Rev. Robert A. Sirico, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics The price system…is the best way to peacefully decide who gets what in a world of scarcity Giving Food to the Homeless Shouldn’t Be a Crime Carey Wedler, FEE The Kansas City Health Department is under fire after employees bleached food intended for the homeless because the people supplying it did not have the proper permit. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.09.18

Pope says entrepreneurship needed in face of ‘scandalous poverty’ Courtney Grogan, Catholic News Agency “What is lacking is a free and far-sighted entrepreneurship, which ensures adequate production, and a solidarity approach, which ensures fair distribution,” he continued. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.08.18

Does Jesus Commend Dishonesty in Luke 16? John Piper, Desiring God What was Jesus commending in the parable of the dishonest manager, and what are the implications for Christians today? Debunking the overpopulation alarmists Marian L. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.07.18

9 Out of 10 People Are Willing to Earn Less Money to Do More-Meaningful Work Shawn AchorAndrew ReeceGabriella Rosen KellermanAlexi Robichaux, Harvard Business Review Research shows that all work becomes knowledge work, when workers are given the chance to make it so. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.06.18

What the Book of Genesis Can Teach Us About Speculation T. Norman Van Cott, FEE It’s common to view speculators as thieves, but they serve a valuable economic function. Morality: the new way to understand economic decisions Rick Delbridge and Nicole Woolsey Biggart, The Conversation While economic thinking has a powerful simplicity at its heart, Collier’s work is a timely reminder that economic ideas often get over simplified and misrepresented. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.05.18

Why Creating Wealth Is Not Exploitative Rev. Robert A. Sirico, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics Greed is operative in the free market, just as it is operative wherever humans exist in this life. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.02.18

Why the Right Still Needs Russell Kirk Jack Hunter, The Imaginative Conservative Kirk’s preference for practical reform over radical change was conservatism at its most basic: conserving the best or most integral traditions and institutions of a community, nation, or civilization even in the face of unavoidable evolution or correcting injustice. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.01.18

Church-run credit unions keep the faith despite challenges Katelyn Ferral, Religion News Service As church attendance has fallen nationwide, some small, local church-based credit unions have shuttered. How School Choice Is Lifting Up Puerto Rico’s Children After Hurricane Maria Jude Schwalbach, The Daily Signal Out of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria came an opportunity to reform the ailing education system on the island. Continue Reading...

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