PowerLinks 11.14.18

November 14, 2018 • by Joe Carter

PowerLinks 11.14.18

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The sharing economy: How do we maintain a culture of ownership?

As we survey the modern economy, individual ownership appears to be on the demise. We see an increasing preference for access over ownership and collaborative consumption, from the streaming- and cloud-centric features of the latest technology to the increasingly “share-happy” habits of American consumers amid a burgeoning “gig economy.” On the surface, such a shift would seem to bring endless benefits: more options, more flexibility, better quality, cheaper prices, fewer risks, and (presumably) more freedom. Continue Reading...

4 ways Protestants approach the government (video)

Is participating in government a duty or a sin? When Christians have asked how they should engage the public square, Protestant leaders’ responses have run the gamut from complete separation (because “this world is not my home”) to the belief that government service is “the most sacred, and by far the most honorable, of all stations in mortal life.” How should Bible-believing Christians look at their competing views? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.13.18

The wealth of nations begins at home Alysse ElHage and W. Bradford Wilcox, Mercatornet The savings rate is nearly double in countries with the most two-parent families. New Government Rules Protect Conscience Rights in Health Insurance Joe Carter, TGC Earlier this week the Trump administration released two final rules to provide conscience protections for Americans who have a religious or moral objection to health insurance that covers contraception or abortifacients. Continue Reading...

5 facts about veterans

Today is the official observance of Veterans Day, a U.S. public holiday set aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the armed forces both in wartime or peacetime. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.12.18

How Prices Work to Keep Profits Fair Rev. Robert A. Sirico, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics The price system…is the best way to peacefully decide who gets what in a world of scarcity Giving Food to the Homeless Shouldn’t Be a Crime Carey Wedler, FEE The Kansas City Health Department is under fire after employees bleached food intended for the homeless because the people supplying it did not have the proper permit. Continue Reading...

C.S. Lewis on free will and the key to history

“What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors,” says C.S. Lewis, “was the idea that they could ‘be like gods’—could set up on their own as if they had created themselves—be their own masters—invent some sort of happiness for themselves outside God, apart from God. Continue Reading...