PowerLinks – 12.12.12

Poverty and Perverse Incentives Ross Douthat, New York Times [T]he problem of marginal tax rates does suggest at least a few lessons for policymakers focused on mobility and the working poor. Continue Reading...

Mennonite-owned Company Joins in HHS Fight

Conestoga Wood Specialties of Pennsylvania, with 950 employees, has filed suit against the government’s HHS mandate. The Mennonites, who trace their religious roots to the 16th century, have about one million members worldwide. Continue Reading...

The Separation of Union and State

Solidarity designed by Thibault Geoffroy, from The Noun Project When I moved to west Michigan, one of the things that struck me the most were distinct cultural differences between the different sides of the state. Continue Reading...
Solidarity designed by Thibault Geoffroy, from The Noun Project

Magnanimity and Humility Make for Good Entrepreneurs

Alexandre Havard leading a recent “Virtuous Leadership” seminar with CEOs and entrepreneurs in Latvia, one of the most industrialized and wealthy republics of the former Soviet Union The Acton Institute’s Rome office led its recent Campus Martius Seminar with Alexandre Havard, the Russian-French author of Virtuous Leadership (2007),  Created for Greatness: The Power of Magnanimity (2011) and founder of the Moscow- and Washington, D.C.-based Harvard Virtuous Leadership Institute. Continue Reading...

Economic Freedom: Vital for All

On Nov. 28, the Canada-based Fraser Institute released the eighth edition of its annual report, Economic Freedom of North America 2012, in which the respective economic situation and government regulatory factors present in the states and provinces of North America were gauged. Continue Reading...

‘Jesus Had An Economic Plan’: Was it Redistribution?

Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, professor of theology at Chicago Theological Seminary believes that Jesus had an economic plan. She’s written a book, #Occupy the Bible: What Jesus Really Said (and Did) About Money and Power, and claims that Jesus came to reverse economic inequality. Continue Reading...