PowerLinks 02.16.18

Trump’s Food Stamp Idea Is Like Blue Apron Had a Socialist Hangover Paul Niehaus and Michael Faye, Politico The administration’s “Harvest Box” proposal is more about the welfare of agribusiness than the poor. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.15.18

Why income inequality is not the injustice we perceive it to be Steven Pinker, Big Think The starting point for understanding inequality in the context of human progress is to recognize that income inequality is not a fundamental component of well-being. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.14.18

Like it or not, the future of cryptocurrency will be determined by bureaucrats Mike Orcutt, Technology Review Digital coins don’t fit traditional regulatory definitions—what policymakers do about that will determine where the technology goes from here. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.13.18

Let Us Eradicate Poverty, Not Demolish Wealth Daniel Lacalle, Mises Wire By the time you finish reading this article, some 600 people from all over the world will have escaped poverty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.12.18

How Ending Student Loan Forgiveness Will Help the Poor Mary Clare Amselem , The Daily Signal Top economists have determined that federal student aid programs have encouraged universities to raise tuition prices. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.09.18

Don’t look to China for an example of Catholic social teaching Phillip Booth, Catholic Herald China’s regime denies freedom of conscience, oppresses religion and disregards the right to life. The Economics of Family Behavior June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, Institute for Family Studies Today, women who earn enough to support themselves enter into permanent commitments more carefully. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.08.18

Food Aid Feeds Conflict and Dependence Tirzah Duren, FEE Spending more on aid is only a positive if current programs are working, which they are not. Stop loan sharks with fair lending options, frugal lifestyles, pope says Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service Usury is a grave sin that must be fought by building more just and humane economic and financial systems as well as by teaching people to live within their means, Pope Francis said. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.07.18

A Christian Response to Poverty Aims for Long-Term Restoration Stacy Singh, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics The Christian response to poverty must begin with the whole person, rooted in a biblical understanding of creation. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.06.18

Nothing to Celebrate Pierre Yared, City Journal A century after the Bolshevik revolution, we should remember Communism’s stark legacy—including mass starvation. Washington failed on health care so Bezos and Berkshire are jumping in Joseph Antos, AEU Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon have decided to reform health care, at least for their employees, but with the possibility that their solutions may improve health care more widely. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.05.18

This Pastor Is Putting His Faith In A Virtual Reality Church Kristen French, Wired D.J. Soto believes Christianity can be renewed through worship in virtual space. His VR mega-church is even attracting atheists. Continue Reading...