PowerLinks 09.21.18

Global poverty reduction is slowing down Dan Kopf, Quartz From 2002 to 2013, global poverty declined at a breakneck speed. The number of people in extreme poverty, according to the World Bank, fell from about 1.6 billion to 800 million over that time, even as the world’s population grew. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.20.18

Generals urge Trump not to ‘retreat’ on foreign aid Josh Rogin, Washington Post President Trump often touts his efforts to increase military funding, but the nation’s leading senior active and retired military officers are increasingly arguing for the United States to spend more on preventing wars rather than fighting them — the opposite of the White House’s proposed approach. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.19.18

By 2025, machines will do more work than humans, a new report says Simone Stolzoff, Quartz A report from the World Economic Forum released today (Sep. 17), forecasts that machines will perform more than half of all “work tasks” by 2025, compared to just 29% today, which will lead to the displacement of 75 million jobs between now and 2022. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.18.18

Partnership or Paternalism? Stewardship Lessons from “Poverty, Inc.” Baylee Molloy, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics The call to help the poor should not be seen through the lens of paternalism and power, but through partnership and humility. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.17.18

How Protectionism Erodes the Rule of Law James Devereaux, FEE When politicians pick economic winners, we all lose. Explainer: Chinese officials burn Bibles and close churches in latest round of persecution Joe Carter, ERLC Over the past few weeks, the Chinese government has escalated its persecution of Christians by destroying crosses, burning Bibles, confiscating religion materials, and closing churches. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.14.18

America Is Moving Toward An Oligarchical Socialism Joel Kotkin, New Geography Oligarchal socialism allows for the current, ever-growing concentration of wealth and power in a few hands — notably tech and financial moguls — while seeking ways to ameliorate the reality of growing poverty, slowing social mobility and indebtedness. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.13.18

Common Grace, Natural Law, and the Social Order Jordan J. Ballor and J. Daryl Charles, Public Discourse Abraham Kuyper’s teachings help us to rightly value the created order. They also help us understand the ways in which the “common grace” of God preserves the social order through the state, the family, and the dignity of individual work. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.12.18

If the World’s Going to End, Why Do a Good Job at Work? Greg Forster, TGC In our daily work, we are engaged on the front lines of a holy war to reclaim our spheres of responsibility. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.11.18

Three post-war liberals strove to establish the meaning of freedom The Economist Berlin, Rawls and Nozick put their faith in the sanctity of the individual. What Version of Human Dignity Should Catholics Defend? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.10.18

Americans won’t vote for socialism once they know what it is Paul Roderick Gregory, The Hill Speculation about a socialist renaissance is premature. Americans won’t vote for socialists if they come to understand what socialism is. Continue Reading...

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