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PowerLinks 10.19.17

October 19, 2017 • by Joe Carter

PowerLinks 10.19.17

A Tax Proposal That Could Lift Millions Out of Poverty Gene B. Sperling, The Atlantic The Earned Income Tax Credit is one of the country’s most effective anti-poverty policies, but it mostly leaves out a huge segment of workers: those without children. Continue Reading...

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Protectionism is economic suicide

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PowerLinks 10.18.17

Study: Congress should end IRS oversight of sermons Bob Smietana, Baptist Press In the 1950s, Congress banned charitable nonprofits–including churches — from endorsing candidates or otherwise intervening in elections. Any nonprofit that violated the ban could run afoul of the IRS. Continue Reading...
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How close are we to ending extreme poverty?

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PowerLinks 10.18.17

Are Free Minds and Free Markets Compatible With Christianity? Stephanie Slade, Reason.com A baker’s dozen Christian libertarians weigh in. Is ‘Classical Liberalism’ Conservative? Yoram Hazony, Wall Street Journal Trump didn’t divide the right. Continue Reading...
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Christian education is not safe

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PowerLinks 10.16.17

President Trump aims to strike down parts of Obamacare with new executive order Meridith Mcgraw and Maryalice Parks, ABC News President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday at the White House that seeks to increase consumer options for health insurance, but could further destabilize Obamacare marketplaces. Continue Reading...
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