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PowerLinks 08.14.17

Are Christians Callous Toward The Poor For Thinking Effort Matters? Jessica Burke, The Federalist Are Christians Callous Toward The Poor For Thinking Effort Matters? A new poll suggests some evangelical Christians see poverty as the result of laziness, not due to circumstances. Continue Reading...
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Brexit’s £1.5 billion boon to charities

In the United States, it is considered scandalous when a partisan public official tries to deny a charity its tax-exempt status. But a combination of EU and UK law forces British charities to pay £1.5 billion in taxes to the government every year – something a leading charitable coalition says that Brexit could change. Continue Reading...

The J. Wellington Wimpy crony capitalist policy

“I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today,” was a catchphrase made famous by J. Wellington Wimpy, a character in the comic strip Popeye. But it also describes, with slight modification, the attitude of crony capitalist companies to American taxpayers: “I’ll begrudgingly pay you in the future for services provided today.” A couple of week’s ago I wrote about the greatest crony capitalist deal in Wisconsin history. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.11.17

6 Rules For Good Government From The World Of Narnia Eric Sammons, The Federalist The Narnian government was the opposite in almost every aspect to modern forms of government. Let’s look at C.S. Continue Reading...
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Brains and brawn: Does manual labor belong in the modern economy?

As economic prosperity continues to spread, and as the American economy completes its transition into the age of information, manual labor is increasingly cast down in the popular imagination. When our youth navigate and graduate from high school, they receive a range of pressures to attend four-year colleges and pursue various “white-collar” careers, whether in finance or law or tech or the academy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.10.17

You Can’t Drag Them Away Tim Fitzgerald and Randy Rucker, PERC How to rein in the costs of the federal government’s wild horse program. To Boost Income Mobility, Reform Our Bail System Julian Adorney, The Federalist Beyond shrinking our overly expanded incarcerated population, bail reform would boost the United States’ stagnating income mobility by reforming a system that traps the poor in poverty. Continue Reading...
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How did business shape Jesus’s life?

“What life experiences would best prepare Jesus for his later public ministry,” ask Klaus Issler, “for his distinctive divine-human role as Messiah and Savior of the world?” We might think being born into a priest’s family would provide an excellent heritage for the Messiah, which was the life situation for Jesus’ cousin, John the Baptizer (Luke 1:5–17). Continue Reading...