PowerLinks 03.30.18

Not Tragically Colored Mortification of Spin Ismael Hernandez, author of ‘Not Tragically Colored: Freedom, Personhood, and the Renewal of Black America,’ discusses what it was like being raised in a militant communist household and what changed after he moved to America. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.29.18

Human Ignorance and Market Genius Walter E. Williams, The Daily Signal Government regulation is based on the pretense that human beings have sufficient knowledge to engineer the best economic outcome. China’s Communist Party overhaul includes religious affairs control Catholic News Service China’s ruling Communist Party has further stepped up control over all religions, dissolving its long-standing State Administration for Religious Affairs bureau and handing its functions to the party’s United Front Work Department. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.28.18

We’re Not Going to Shrink the Welfare State, but We Can Improve It Robert Verbruggen, National Review I’d like to start out with a simple fact: We are probably not going to reduce the size of government. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.27.18

What Protects Us From Exploitation? Russ Roberts, Medium Game theory, negotiating skill and bargaining power are not the right way to think about what determines what people earn in the modern economy in 2018. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.26.18

Management in Light of the Supremacy of God How Should Christians Think About Management? Matt Perman, What’s Best Next Christians should care about whether the organizations they work in are managed well and, if they are managers themselves, they should manage well. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.23.18

Abandoned by the U.S., Syrian Christians and Kurds Seek Help from Pro-Iran Militias John Zmirak, The Stream The region of Syria controlled by the SDF is one of the only places in the Middle East with religious freedom for Christians. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.22.18

What the Saudi Prince’s Visit Really Means Ahmed Charai, Gatestone Institute Perhaps the most dramatic Saudi reform is the one that has received virtually no attention in America New Study Shows Minimum Wage Puts a Damper on Long-Run Earnings Rachel Greszler, The Daily Signal A Mercatus Center study found that higher minimum wages had either no impact or a negative impact on the long-run earnings of teenage workers. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.21.18

The mega-rich have ambitious plans to improve the world The Economist Should that be a cause for celebration or concern? The Easy Way Out for Religious Conservatives: Rejecting American Freedom John Zmirak, The Stream Conservatives who reject the Anglo-American heritage are digging themselves a comfy little ditch. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.20.18

Start tackling the poverty premium by measuring it properly Scott Corfe, CapX There is an overemphasis on incomes and an underemphasis on spending when it comes to fighting poverty Give Freedom a Chance Robert Higgs, The Beacon One of the typical responses to criticism of a government policy, program, or other undertaking is the demand for an answer to the question, “What is your alternative?” The history of US protectionism, in one 230-year chart Dan Kopf, Quartz If the Trump’s goal is to make America great again by making it more like it was 120 years ago, these actions fulfill that promise, at least in terms of trade. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.19.18

Conservative Professors Say They’re Alone In A Sea Of Liberals Andrea Dukakis, Colorado Public Radio Five years ago, CU Boulder began appointing an annual Visiting Scholar In Conservative Thought — a ground-breaking program at the time. Continue Reading...