PowerLinks 10.09.17

Americans deepest in poverty lost more ground in 2016 Kristen Bialik, Pew Research Although the overall U.S. poverty rate declined and incomes rose rapidly for the second straight year in 2016, many poor Americans fell deeper into poverty, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.06.17

How the Medieval Church Made Modern Liberty Paul Rahe, The Imaginative Conservative It is a small step from the charters and constitutions of the Medieval Church to our own Declaration of Independence. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.05.17

How do the socialists explain away North Korea? Kristian Niemietz, CapX There’s a tradition on the Left of endorsing, and then disowning models of socialism. Is Development Aid the New Colonialism? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.04.17

The Morality of Charles Koch William McGurn, Wall Street Journal A libertarian billionaire embraces a Catholic business school for its ethics. Good news! The world is getting freer, faster Alexander Hammond, CapX New research shows that economic freedom is on the march around the globe. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.03.17

God Loves a Cheerful Itemizer Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christianity Today Experts assess how Trump tax plan to double the standard deduction would cost ministries bigly. A Return to the Conservation Ethic Wall Street Journal The interior secretary wants to restore the vision of Gifford Pinchot and use public lands ‘for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.’ China Vows to Protect Entrepreneurs’ Property Rights Charlotte Gao, The Diplomat Chinese authorities issued a guideline to boost the business confidence in China. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.02.17

Economic Freedom Is the Best Weapon Against Poverty Daniel Press, FEE Poverty is really about a shortage of rights and freedoms and the institutions that emerge as a result. Supreme Court agrees to hear major union case next year Jeva Lange, The Week The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a major public union fees case similar to one in 2016 that inconclusively deadlocked 4-4 after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, Reuters reports. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.29.17

Documented Cases of Religious Discrimination Jump 15% Ian Snively, The Daily Signal Freedom of religion isn’t as protected as some Americans may think. In fact, reported attacks on religion are increasing in the U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.28.17

Bastiat Is Common Sense Personified John Tamny, FEE When it comes to Frederic Bastiat, one cannot review a collection of his writings without leaving on the proverbial cutting-room floor all sorts of valuable insights. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.27.17

Education Isn’t the Key to a Good Income Rachel M. Cohen, The Atlantic A growing body of research debunks the idea that school quality is the main determinant of economic mobility. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.26.17

Lord Acton on the Meaning of Freedom Gary M. Galles, FEE It is easier to find people fit to govern themselves than people to govern others. How Conservatives Learned to Love Free Lawyers for the Poor Alysia Santo, Politico By reframing the issue around the evils of big government, Republicans are notching victories that have eluded more liberal legislatures. Continue Reading...