PowerLinks 11.04.17

No Matter How You Measure It, More People Are Escaping Poverty Than Ever Marian L. Tupy, FEE The world’s poorest region is catching up with the world average at a very fast pace. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.03.17

The Right Side of History: How ‘God-Given Rights’ and American Exceptionalism Are Inseparable Jarrett Stepman and Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal Thomas Jefferson articulated the concept of individual, God-given rights in the Declaration of Independence. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.02.17

500 years after the Reformation, 5 facts about Protestants around the world Neha Sahgal, Pew Research Five centuries later, global Protestant Christianity looks very different than it did at its inception. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.01.17

The Secularization of Vocation Jordan J. Ballor, Public Discourse On the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, it is worth returning to the thought of Martin Luther, particularly his understanding of vocation. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.31.17

Congress should improve the child care credit to help working parents Alan D. Viard, AEI As lawmakers prepare to expand the popular $1,000 child tax credit, they run the risk of overlooking the child care credit, a provision that cries out for expansion. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.30.17

How Martin Luther Advanced Freedom Joseph Loconte, Wall Street Journal The Reformation brought a radical egalitarianism to Christendom. Pence: US Will Bypass UN and Aid Persecuted Iraqi Christians Directly Kate Shellnut, Christianity Today Vice president reveals USAID will provide direct assistance to religious minorities targeted by ISIS. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.27.17

How the Reformation Revolutionized Diaper Changing Greg Forster, TGC Luther was one of the most important champions of the doctrine of vocation in history. Just War Theorists Should Consider How to Fight Corruption Jean Pierre Chabot, Providence If violent extremism is caused in part by corruption, a manifestation of injustice, then surely targeting conflicts of interest is critical to de-escalating violence. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.26.17

Can Publicly Held Corporations Have Religion But Not Morals? Howard Friedman, Religion Clause he Interim Rules create exemptions for entities with religious or moral objections, but create an interesting distinction between business entities asserting religious objections and those asserting moral ones. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.25.17

Free trade doesn’t destroy jobs – it creates them Pierre Lumieux, CapX The availability of jobs is a symptom, not the cause, of prosperity. Trump: I’m looking ‘very strongly’ at reforming welfare system Nolan D. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.24.17

Pope says amassing wealth while children die is ‘idolatry that kills’ Inés San Martín, Crux In his homily at morning Mass on Monday, Pope Francis returned to a familiar theme — how amassing wealth, both money and land, while children suffer and die, is a morally unacceptable form of idolatry. Continue Reading...