PowerLinks 12.08.16

Trump’s 35 Percent Internal-Tariff is Economic Fools’ Gold Tom Rogan, Opportunity Lives As is his passion, President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday fired off some tweets. He promised a 35 percent internal-tariff on U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.07.16

America’s Poor Still Lack Access to Basic Banking Services Gillian B. White, The Atlantic In recent years, the Treasury Department has made financial inclusion a priority. What’s to come? Biblical Principles of Discernment for Developing Wise Leadership Glenn Brooke, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics The King of Israel had observable facts but needed divine guidance to avoid danger. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.06.16

Which Way Forward on Ed Reform? Max Eden, City Journal With new leadership in Washington, D.C., the discussion is shifting from whether to expand school choice to how. U. of Wisconsin Lets Hecklers Veto Conservatives, But Welcomes Anti-Christian Hate Group Rev. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.05.16

Donald Trump’s Carrier Deal Is Just Cronyism as Usual Robert Tracinski, The Federalist The Carrier deal shows that Donald Trump isn’t going to ‘drain the swamp.’ He’s just going to favor a different set of swamp creatures. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.02.16

Study finds churches with conservative theology still growing Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service Since the 1960s, overall membership in mainline Protestant Christian churches has been dropping in both the U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.01.16

A trade policy that wouldn’t leave low-wage workers behind Edward Conard, AEI Free-market advocates can find common ground with blue-collar workers. Affluenza: the sickness of the rich Tamara El-Rahi, Mercatornet Privileged youth are checking themselves into a rehab of sorts. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.30.16

The Ethical Argument for Free Trade – Daniel Hannan on Brexit Alex Manning and Nick Gillespie, Reason.com Hannan believes the U.K. should take charge of its own economic destiny. “I want people to be making the ethical argument for free trade as the supreme instrument of poverty alleviation, of conflict resolution and of social justice,” Hannan says. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.29.16

How Castro is Like the Minimum Wage Bryan Caplan, EconLog In my mind, then, Castro is a lot like the minimum wage: something we must stubbornly decry even though there are far greater ills in the world. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.28.16

Conservative Lawmakers Say Current Welfare System Is ‘Anti-Family’ Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal With a new Republican administration in tow, conservative lawmakers are renewing their call for welfare reform that incentivizes families rather than punishing them. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.25.16

Aiming at abundant lives — and livelihoods John Scott, Washington Times As the second-generation owner of a commercial construction company near Washington, D.C., I have explored the driving force behind my work. Continue Reading...