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What that viral ‘wealth inequality’ video gets wrong

Globalization does not merely mean cutthroat competition; it also means that the best minds from around the world can collaborate and, when necessary, correct one another’s conclusions. Scientists rely on this interplay of minds but so do other disciplines, not least economics, where clear thinking is perpetually in short supply. Continue Reading...

How Brexit helps ‘the least of these’

Brexit may suffer from the most uniquely inverted public perception in modern international affairs. The British referendum to leave the European Union – the most successful rebellion against global governance to date – is depicted as a racist and xenophobic retreat into an isolated and atomized existence.  Continue Reading...

Free trade propaganda from … Communist China?

In the wake of the last presidential election, the American people appear to be fracturing and shifting on the long-held consensus about the benefits of free trade. Meanwhile, state-owned television in the People’s Republic of China is churning out pro-trade propaganda such as this (HT Pethokoukis): Yet the underlying irony is a bit overstated, I’d suspect. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.12.17

6 facts about U.S. mothers Pew Research Here are some key findings about American mothers and motherhood from Pew Research Center reports. Wegmans Among Businesses Putting Catholic Social Teaching to Good Use Peter Jesserer Smith, National Catholic Register Supermarket chain is one of a number of companies that are living out Church principles by putting the dignity of the person at the center of their business plans. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 05.11.17

Bring Back Free Market Environmentalism Lindsay Marchello, RealClearPolicy Many liberals believe the government is crucial for protecting the environment. But is government really the best means for achieving this goal? What Catholic Social Thought Teaches About Conservatism Stephen M. Continue Reading...
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