PowerLinks 07.21.17

“Getting to God” and Becoming Truly Human Dylan Pahman, Everyday Asceticism The phrase, “becoming truly human,” raises lots of questions. What is “true” humanity? What does the “becoming” look like? St. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.20.17

How to Be a Conservative Uncommon Knowledge In the latest episode from Uncommon Knowledge, Sir Roger Scruton, a formally trained political philosopher, talks about his life and the events he’s witnessed that led him to conservatism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.19.17

Finance Can Be a Noble Profession (Yes, Really) Mihir A. Desai, Harvard Business Review As graduates explain their career choices to family and friends, they will confront the idea that our best and brightest are wasting their talent in an industry that doesn’t do anything worthwhile. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.18.17

How Evangelicals Invented Liberals’ Favorite Legal Doctrine Matthew Lee Anderson, The Federalist ‘The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution’ makes a persuasive historical case that nineteenth-century conservative Christians legislating morality created many of the problems associated with twenty-first-century liberals. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.17.17

Trump Might Impose Tariffs and Quotas on Foreign Steel Josh Boak, Associated Press President Donald Trump is considering putting tariffs and quotas on steel imported from foreign countries. The Cardinal Virtues of Our Time Jacob Bruggeman, Values & Capitalism Prudence, courage, temperance, and justice—the four cardinal virtues. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.14.17

The Urgency of Restoring the Biblical Values of America’s Founders Arthur Goldberg, Public Discourse Our nation was founded on biblical principles as a haven for devoutly religious dissidents. We forget our Judeo-Christian origins and the founders’ commitment to freedom of religion at our peril. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.13.17

The Moral Case for Free Trade Clark Packard, RealClearPolicy Make no mistake: The facts are on the side of free trade. There’s a reason it receives nearly universal support from professional economists — a notoriously disagreeable bunch — and “Smoot-Hawley” has become a four-letter word. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.12.17

New startup challenge combines a Silicon Valley mindset with Catholic social teachings Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News Pope Francis has a notable new ally in his efforts to protect the environment: a team of investors mixing a Silicon Valley mindset with concern for God’s creation. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.11.17

Hindu-Americans Don’t Vote Republican Akhilesh Pillalamarri, The American Conservative Hindu-Americans are a high-income, family-values oriented group, yet vote for Democrats in overwhelming numbers. This paradox can be explained by the nature of Hinduism as a religion, India’s historical social, cultural, and agricultural patterns, and India’s experience with British colonialism—all factors that influence Hindu-Americans to vote for the Democratic Party. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.10.17

How the Poor May be Saving More for Retirement than the Rich Andrew G. Biggs, AEI Who’s better prepared for retirement: a $12,000 worker who saves nothing on top of Social Security, or a $100,000 worker who maxes out his 401(k)? Continue Reading...