PowerLinks 04.18.17

Which State Sends Most Taxes To Dc? Hint: It’s Not A State Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation’s capital. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.17.17

Share of married Americans is falling, but they still pay most of the nation’s income taxes Anthony Cilluffo, Pew Research While the share of U.S. adults who are married has been falling steadily over the past 40 years, married people continue to earn most of the nation’s income and pay the vast majority of income taxes, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of IRS tax administration data. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.14.17

Everything You Need to Know about Global Poverty Luis Pablo de la Horra, FEE No matter how you measure the living standards worldwide, the world has never been a better place in which to live. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.13.17

An Open Letter from 1,470 Economists on Immigration New American Economy The undersigned economists represent a broad swath of political and economic views. Among us are Republicans and Democrats alike. Some of us favor free markets while others have championed for a larger role for government in the economy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.12.17

How Pope Francis is leading the Catholic Church against anti-migrant populism Anthony Faiola and Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Washington Post As politicians around the world including President Trump take an increasingly hard line on immigration, a powerful force is rallying to the side of migrants: the Roman Catholic Church led by Pope Francis. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.11.17

Nigeria Needs Trade as Much as it Needs Food Tirzah Duren, FEE In a country of over 170 million people, there are fewer than 5,000 tractors. Why Corruption Is an Urgent Justice Issue Dorcas Cheng-tozun, Christianity Today While living abroad, I discovered the corrosive effects of corruption and the suffering it causes. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.10.17

Ten Conservative Principles Russell Kirk, Modern Age Conservatism is not a fixed ideology or a rigid set of policy positions, talking points, or dogmata. Still, certain foundational principles unite conservatives, as Modern Age founder Russell Kirk shows in this timeless piece, which is excerpted from his book The Politics of Prudence. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.07.17

Christians remain world’s largest religious group, but they are dying out in Europe Conrad Hackett and David Mcclendon, Pew Research Christians remained the largest religious group in the world in 2015, making up nearly a third (31%) of Earth’s 7.3 billion people, according to a new Pew Research Center demographic analysis. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.06.17

Development must focus on human person, Vatican officials say Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, opened the conference marking the 50th anniversary of Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical “Populorum Progressio,” a social encyclical on development. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.05.17

Is Capitalism the Enemy of the Family? Donald Devine, The Imaginative Conservative Does capitalism—in its need for efficient, low-paying, and universal labor—have a vested interest in family weakness? Modern-day slavery is a lurking, pervasive problem in American restaurants Chase Purdy, Quartz If a restaurant dishwasher working in the US illegally wanted to leave his or her job, could they? Continue Reading...