PowerLinks 06.23.17

The future for Africa’s refugees is as economic partners, not dependents Yinka Adegoke, Quartz Increasingly, African countries are at the forefront of a more progressive understanding that refugees are, as Adichie says, more than just refugees. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.22.17

Can Conservatives, Christians, And Environmentalists Co-Exist In Caring For Creation? The Federalist Joel Salatin is a self-described Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. He joins Gracy Olmstead, associate managing editor, to make explain why environmentalism should not be reserved for secular liberals, but can be part of a Christian’s calling to stewardship. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.21.17

Can Conservatives, Christians, And Environmentalists Co-Exist In Caring For Creation? The Federalist Joel Salatin is a self-described Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. He joins Gracy Olmstead, associate managing editor, to make explain why environmentalism should not be reserved for secular liberals, but can be part of a Christian’s calling to stewardship. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.20.17

John Stuart Mill’s Intolerant Faith and the Religion of Liberalism Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse John Stuart Mill foreshadows the deeply intolerant faith and agenda of contemporary liberalism. The US Supreme Court just ruled that using social media is a constitutional right Ephrat Livni, Quartz Public space in the digital age has no shape and no physical place. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.19.17

How Science Is Losing Its Humanity Ron Clutz, Science Matters Today science and the “philosophy of mind”—its thoughtful assistant, which is sometimes smarter than the boss—are threatening Western culture with the exact opposite of humanism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.15.17

Is America Encouraging the Wrong Kind of Entrepreneurship? Robert E. LitanIan Hathaway, Harvard Business Review Baumol was worried, however, by a very different sort of entrepreneur: the “unproductive” ones, who exploit special relationships with the government to construct regulatory moats, secure public spending for their own benefit, or bend specific rules to their will, in the process stifling competition to create advantage for their firms. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.14.17

California’s descent to socialism Joel Kotkin, Orange County Register California is widely celebrated as the fount of technical, cultural and political innovation. Now we seem primed to outdo even ourselves, creating a new kind of socialism that, in the end, more resembles feudalism than social democracy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.13.17

Christians faced widespread harassment in 2015, but mostly in Christian-majority countries Katayoun Kishi, Pew Research Christians were harassed by governments or social groups in a total of 128 countries in 2015 – more countries than any other religious group, according to the report. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.09.17

Venezuela cardinal says Socialist regime leaves people ‘cruelly repressed’ Inés San Martín, Crux Ahead of a Thursday meeting with Pope Francis as part of the country’s bishops’ conference, one of Venezuela’s cardinals told Crux that the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro is leaving its people “cruelly repressed” and that any dialogue not aimed at forcing the government to accept new elections is a sham. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.08.17

Majority in US Still Say Religion Can Answer Most Problems Art Swift, Gallup A slim majority of Americans (55%) say religion can answer all or most of today’s problems. Although this percentage has declined substantially over time, it has been relatively stable over the past year and a half and is up from the all-time low of 51% in May 2015. Continue Reading...