PowerLinks 03.28.17

March 28, 2017 • by Joe Carter

PowerLinks 03.28.17

Can Religious Charities Take the Place of the Emma Green, The Atlantic Supporters of Trump’s budget are eager to restore the central role of faith-based organizations in serving the poor—but it’s not clear they can be an adequate substitute for government. Continue Reading...

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Video: Paul Bonicelli on Trump’s way forward after AHCA

Acton Institute Director of Programs and Education Paul Bonicelli joins host Liz Claman and columnist and pundit Ellis Henican on Fox Business Channel’s “Countdown to the Closing Bell” to discuss the way forward for President Trump after the failure of congressional Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare. Continue Reading...
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Free trade is not anti-American

Is protectionism patriotic? The recent discussions about free trade and protectionism seems to suggest it is. If you love your country, you’ll protect its economy. In a new article from The Stream, Samuel Gregg, Acton’s director of research, examines the growing hostility of American conservatism towards free trade and explains why supporting free trade is actually patriotic. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.27.17

Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court, and Religious Freedom Richard W. Garnett, Religion & Politics What would the confirmation of Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States mean for the First Amendment and for religious-freedom-under-law? Continue Reading...

Has Brexit ended bank-bashing?

In 2012, François Hollande ran for president of France by saying, “My true enemy … is the world of finance.” This month, the Socialist’s former economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, maintained his lead in the race to succeed Hollande by highlighting his work as an investment banker for Rothschild & Co. Continue Reading...

6 Quotes: Friedrich Hayek on economics and freedom

Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the death of the Austrian and British economist Friedrich Hayek. Throughout his life the Nobel-winning philosopher defended civil liberties and political freedom and warned against the Keynesian welfare state and of totalitarian socialism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.24.17

Shootout over Natural Law at Gorsuch Gulch? Ken Masugi, American Greatness Was Lincoln right in making the Declaration of Independence the basis of constitutional government? Was he correct in objecting to Senator Stephen Douglas’s assertion that all who question the correctness of the Court in Dred Scott are “offering violent resistance to it”? Continue Reading...

Venezuelans find a hero in big business

“Big business” has become a favorite target of public scorn and contempt in the United States, constantly decried for its impersonal forces, cronyist lobbying efforts, and supposed greed. In Venezuela, however, the country’s largest privately owned company has become a leading face of anti-government resistance. Continue Reading...

Why it’s high time to bury Lenin

In an article published today at The American Spectator, Acton Senior Editor Rev. Ben Johnson comments on the solemn centenary of the Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin’s ascendancy to power. Continue Reading...