PowerLinks 09.19.18

September 19, 2018 • by Joe Carter

PowerLinks 09.19.18

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FAQ: What is Yom Kippur?

This year Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Tuesday, September 18, and lasts until sundown on Wednesday, September 19. Here are the facts you need to know about the holiest of Jewish holidays. Continue Reading...

How expert are expert stock pickers?

Note: This is post #93 in a weekly video series on basic economics. In his 1973 book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street, economist Burton Malkiel made a controversial claim: a blindfolded monkey, throwing darts at the financial pages, could select a basket of stocks that would do just as well as a set chosen by the pros. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.18.18

Partnership or Paternalism? Stewardship Lessons from “Poverty, Inc.” Baylee Molloy, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics The call to help the poor should not be seen through the lens of paternalism and power, but through partnership and humility. Continue Reading...

How Trump’s tariffs hurt Michigan industry

“President Donald Trump’s continued embrace of tariffs spells danger for Michigan,” says Tyler Groenendal in an op-ed for the Detroit Times. Groenendal, the foundation relations coordinator at the Acton Institute, says though Trump is noted for his “America First” refrain, his call for tariffs will ultimately hurt America the most: Michigan is particularly vulnerable to the consequences of protectionism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.17.18

How Protectionism Erodes the Rule of Law James Devereaux, FEE When politicians pick economic winners, we all lose. Explainer: Chinese officials burn Bibles and close churches in latest round of persecution Joe Carter, ERLC Over the past few weeks, the Chinese government has escalated its persecution of Christians by destroying crosses, burning Bibles, confiscating religion materials, and closing churches. Continue Reading...

Stiglitz vs. Easterly: Leading economists debate the role of markets in reducing poverty

In a fascinating debate hosted by Reason Magazine, development economists William Easterly and Joseph Stiglitz discuss how to best fight global poverty, responding to a simple question: “Which is a better approach, freer markets or increased government action?” Easterly, a professor at New York University and author of the popular book, The White Man’s Burden, highlights the importance of freer markets, arguing they provide better incentives, better mechanisms for sharing knowledge, and, most importantly, better rights. Continue Reading...