PowerLinks 09.08.17

Political Divisions in U.S. Are Widening, Long-Lasting, Poll Shows Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal WSJ/NBC News survey indicates a wide split on cultural, economic issues. How Prices Promote Peace Matthew McCaffrey, FEE No institutions more effectively promote peace than the institutions of the market economy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.07.17

What Is Capitalism and Where Did It Start? Joseph Pearce, The Imaginative Conservative Trade has always existed, and rich merchants have always been a part of the economic and political picture, but merchants have not always been the rulers, as they are today. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.06.17

The Subsidiarity Principle Jeff Deist, Mises Wire Leftwing Vox.com recently published a welcome and thoughtful piece on the virtues of devolving political and legal power away from the federal government toward states and localities Experience Shows the U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.05.17

How a Disaster’s Economic Impacts Are Calculated Alana Semuels, The Atlantic Providing an early estimate of a storm’s costs is generally a pretty rough science, and Harvey is a particularly tough case. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.04.17

Do blue collar workers fit our theology of vocation? Daniel Darling, ERLC If we are not careful we can create a kind of second class system by elevating those whose vocations seem more praiseworthy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.01.17

The legacy of Michael Novak (1933-2017), a man of Tradition David Paul Deavel, Catholic World Report It is for his appraisal of the free market economy that the late Michael Novak is, and will probably continue to be, most known, praised, and pilloried. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.31.17

Yes, Paul Ryan can be pro-capitalist and a Catholic Michael R. Strain, AEI The House speaker wants to increase economic growth. What could be more progressive than that? Child Labor Was Wiped Out by Markets, Not Government Antony Davies and James R. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.30.17

How Property Rights Benefit The Poor Chuck DeVore, Forbes Respecting property rights reduces rents and lower rents help the poor. Why the Left Can’t Let Go of Racism Shelby Steele, Wall Street Journal Liberals sell innocence from America’s past. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.29.17

Powerbull: The Lottery Loves Poverty Arthur C. Brooks, Wall Street Journal It’s bizarre: States push lotto tickets on the poor, earn $70 billion, and then put the buyers on welfare. The Marvel of Markets: God’s Medium for Us to Serve Each Other Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics Understanding economic principles is important for developing a holistic definition of stewardship, a concept IFWE always seeks to place in the correct biblical framework. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.28.17

How Colleges Are Strangling Liberalism Mark Lilla, The Chronicle of Higher Education An obsession with identity has made students less likely to engage with a world beyond themselves. Paul Ryan’s Conservatism Can Help the Poor Alexandra Desanctis, National Review Faithful Catholics can support free enterprise and economic growth, both of which lift people out of poverty. Continue Reading...