PowerLinks 07.13.17

The Moral Case for Free Trade Clark Packard, RealClearPolicy Make no mistake: The facts are on the side of free trade. There’s a reason it receives nearly universal support from professional economists — a notoriously disagreeable bunch — and “Smoot-Hawley” has become a four-letter word. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.12.17

New startup challenge combines a Silicon Valley mindset with Catholic social teachings Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News Pope Francis has a notable new ally in his efforts to protect the environment: a team of investors mixing a Silicon Valley mindset with concern for God’s creation. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.11.17

Hindu-Americans Don’t Vote Republican Akhilesh Pillalamarri, The American Conservative Hindu-Americans are a high-income, family-values oriented group, yet vote for Democrats in overwhelming numbers. This paradox can be explained by the nature of Hinduism as a religion, India’s historical social, cultural, and agricultural patterns, and India’s experience with British colonialism—all factors that influence Hindu-Americans to vote for the Democratic Party. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.10.17

How the Poor May be Saving More for Retirement than the Rich Andrew G. Biggs, AEI Who’s better prepared for retirement: a $12,000 worker who saves nothing on top of Social Security, or a $100,000 worker who maxes out his 401(k)? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.07.17

Report: Attacks On America’s First Freedom Increased 76 Percent In Three Years Travis Weber, The Federalist Many would likely suspect that religious freedom troubles have grown worse during the past three years. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.06.17

Why Americans Feel Less Free Today Than 10 Years Ago Anthony B. Kim, The Daily Signal Between 2006 and 2016, the United States fell from 11th to 71st in Gallup rankings when it came to being satisfied with the freedom to make one’s own life choices. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.05.17

Forgive Us Our Debts: How Christian College Grads Pay the Price Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today Evangelical schools work to capture the real cost of student loans. Work and Incentives John H. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.03.17

The Market Is Necessary, but Not Sufficient, for Virtue William Reddinger, FEE Virtue must come primarily from outside the marketplace. How the Supreme Court Trampled on Private Property Rights in a Recent Decision Alden Abbott, The Daily Signal In last week’s decision in Murr v. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.30.17

Married Parents: One Way to Reduce Child Poverty W. Bradford Wilcox, Family Studies The economic value of marriage for children should not be underestimated. The Danger of “Public” Education Murray N. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.29.17

How Hip-Hop Is Teaching High Schoolers About the Free Market Walter E. Williams, The Daily Signal An innovative high school teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, is using rap to teach students the principles of economics. Continue Reading...