PowerLinks 01.06.17

An old anti-Catholic law has resurfaced in Georgia Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency An amendment from the 1870s is now being invoked in Georgia to challenge a scholarship program allowing children to attend religious schools. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.05.17

The economists have had another terrible year. It’s time for a complete re-think Jeremy Warner, The Telegraph his may or may not be a good time for democracy, but one thing is certain about the past year of political upsets; it’s heaped further humiliations on the economics profession. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.04.17

As minimum wage rises, some employers cut back Katie Johnston, Boston Globe Massachusetts has the highest state minimum wage in the country following the $1 increase to $11 an hour that went into effect Sunday, but campaigns are already underway here and across the country for the lowest-paid workers to earn much more. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.03.17

The fate of religious freedom in the former USSR, 25 years after its collapse Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News When the Soviet Union was dissolved on Dec. 26, 1991, the future looked bright for faith groups. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.02.17

A US law meant to safeguard religious minorities abroad now covers atheists, too Neha Thirani Bagri, Quartz By updating an 18-year-old religious freedom law, the US Congress has for the first time taken steps to explicitly protect people who identify as atheists. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.30.16

The Morality of Banking in It’s a Wonderful Life Bourree Lam and Gillian B. White, The Atlantic In addition to its holiday cheesiness and religious moralizing, the 1946 classic touches on financial themes that remain painfully relevant. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.29.16

Where’s the Pope on Syria? William McGurn, Wall Street Journal No papal prayer vigils to protest the military solution Putin has imposed on Aleppo. Who went insane? BuzzFeed editors or the Greek Orthodox believer who leads the GOP? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.28.16

Top Ten Religious Liberty and Church-State Developments of 2016 Howard Friedman, Religion Clause Each year in December, I attempt to pick the most important church-state and religious liberty developments of the past year. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.27.16

Is scarcity as much about psychology as it is economics? Dan Nixon, Bank Underground “Unlimited wants, scarce resources”. This is the economic problem. But once basic needs are met, how much should scarcity – having “enough” – be understood as a psychological problem? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.26.16

The Spiritual Crisis of the Modern Economy Victor Tan Chen, The Atlantic The main source of meaning in American life is a meritocratic competition that makes those who struggle feel inferior. Continue Reading...