Green Energy Exploits and the Minimum Wage

I came across this intriguing story out of Silicon Valley today: SUNNYVALE (CBS SF) – Bloom Energy Corp. has been ordered by a U.S. District Court Judge to pay $31,922 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to employees from Mexico after the company was found to have willfully violated the minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.07.13

The Myth of the Zero Sum Game Jay Richards, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics Myth #3: The Zero Sum Game Myth – believing that trade requires a winner and a loser. Continue Reading...

Parenting under Poverty and Affluence

In Businessweek late last year, Jason Zinoman noted the Broadway revival of Glengarry Glen Ross with Al Pacino as Levine. The play, says Zinoman, “speaks as directly to the economic anxieties of today as when it opened on Broadway in 1984, at the end of Ronald Reagan’s first term. Continue Reading...

The Wealth of Nations Depends on the Health of Families

Family, church, and school are the three basic people-forming institutions, says Pat Fagan, so it’s no wonder that they produce the best results—including economic and political ones—when they cooperate: Besides marriage, the other foundational institution that fosters human flourishing is religion. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 02.06.13

5 Reasons You Should Celebrate Black History Month Jemar Tisby, Reformed African American Network While not everyone agrees Black History Month is a good thing, here are several reasons why I think it’s appropriate to celebrate this occasion. Continue Reading...

No Race Bias In The Sciences

Ge Wang, adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at the Virginia Tech/Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, and seven of his colleagues published a study refuting early claims that affirmative actions should be taken to protect against racial discrimination when grants are dispersed. Continue Reading...

The Moral Case for Conservatism

Lee Habeeb and Mike Leven explain why it’s essential to make the moral case for conservatism: If there is a single reason why conservatives continue to lose the battle of ideas, it’s because we don’t make the moral case for freedom and free markets. Continue Reading...