PowerLinks 04.10.18

Dr. King’s Radical Biblical Vision Cornel West and Robert P. George, Wall Street Journal We disagree about some aspects of his legacy, but the role of faith is indisputable. When “deregulation” becomes crony capitalism Scott Sumner, EconLog Sometimes it seems as though in modern America there are only two choices on offer, statism and crony capitalism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.09.18

The Future of America’s Economy Looks a Lot Like Elkhart, Indiana David Kasnic, Wall Street Journal No place in the U.S. has seen a labor-market turnaround like this metropolitan region of 110,000 workers, a mix of blue-collar whites, Mexican immigrants and Amish. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.06.18

Sin taxes don’t do what their advocates claim Tim Worstall, CapX The claim that sin taxes are anything other than regressive is economically illiterate. Trump’s “trade war” includes punishing Africans for refusing second-hand American clothes Abdi Latif Dahir and Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa’s textile industry may be caught in the crosshairs of US president Donald Trump’s global trade war. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.05.18

How high a price will the global economy pay for Trump’s tariffs? Shanker Singham and Kay Neufeld, CapX The global economy could shrink by 0.5 per cent by 2020 if Trump starts a trade war. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.04.18

Domestic Challenges to Religious Liberty—From Left and Right Daniel Mark, Public Discourse Religious freedom in America is caught between opponents on the left and the right. Why was Martin Luther King Jr. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.03.18

How Billy Graham Killed Communism with Kindness David Aikman, Christianity Today Graham preached behind the Iron Curtain, driving his critics crazy. ‘This Is Making a Lot of Christians in China Very Nervous’ Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, The Atlantic The case of a bishop detained by the Chinese government—and what it says about a looming deal between Beijing and the Vatican. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.02.18

How to Think about Patriotism Wilfred M. McClay, National Affairs ecent developments in our politics have inspired a re-evaluation of patriotism and a fresh consideration of its worth. The unspoken cause of Labour’s anti-Semitism problem Theo Hobson, The Spectator There is another cause of Labour’s anti-Semitism. Continue Reading...

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...