PowerLinks 11.16.17

California Gov. to Vatican: ‘Brainwashing’ Needed to Tackle Climate Change Joan Desmond, National Catholic Register California Gov. Jerry Brown—a one-time Jesuit seminarian from a one-party state—said the dangers posed by climate change required a radical “transformation” in the world’s response. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.15.17

Capital As a Form of Charity F.A. Harper, Mises Wire Both fact and logic seem to me to support the view that savings invested in privately owned economic tools of production amount to an act of charity. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.14.17

Two Catholic Heavyweights Debate The Value And Limits Of The Free Market David Marcus, The Federalist At a time when many Catholics are troubled by the ideas of a next-generation pope with a Twitter account, these questions and arguments are of extraordinary importance. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.13.17

The Cutthroat World of Capitalist Reality TV Caitlin Flanagan, The Atlantic Shark Tank, The Toy Box, and Funderdome offer a mesmerizingly shallow view of American entrepreneurship. Why Won’t The Nightmare Dream Of Communism Die? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.10.17

100 years later, Bolshevism is back. And we should be worried. Anne Applebaum, Washington Post Within two decades of October 1917, the Revolution had devoured not only its children, but also its founders — the men and women who had been motivated by such passion for destruction. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.09.17

The Free Market Levels the Playing Field Jacob G. Hornberger, Mises Wire Even though they would never admit it openly, this leftist/progressive/liberal concept is rooted in envy and covetousness. They just cannot stand the fact that some people have more than they do. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.08.17

The Never Ending Battle of Ideas Between Capitalism and Socialism Marian Tupy, Reason.com The U.S. may have won the cold war, but the ideological struggle never ended. The human cost of land regulation Vanessa Brown Calder, CapX Zoning regulations give local government huge amounts of discretionary power. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.07.17

At Vatican, ‘Tenets of Faith’ Seen as Crucial in Climate Change Effort Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times Religious leaders need to tell congregations that global warming can affect not just the environment, but also the spread of diseases and other threats to human health, participants said at a Vatican conference on Saturday on climate change, an issue that has been a priority of Pope Francis. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.04.17

No Matter How You Measure It, More People Are Escaping Poverty Than Ever Marian L. Tupy, FEE The world’s poorest region is catching up with the world average at a very fast pace. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.03.17

The Right Side of History: How ‘God-Given Rights’ and American Exceptionalism Are Inseparable Jarrett Stepman and Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal Thomas Jefferson articulated the concept of individual, God-given rights in the Declaration of Independence. Continue Reading...