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PowerLinks 04.10.18

Dr. King’s Radical Biblical Vision Cornel West and Robert P. George, Wall Street Journal We disagree about some aspects of his legacy, but the role of faith is indisputable. When “deregulation” becomes crony capitalism Scott Sumner, EconLog Sometimes it seems as though in modern America there are only two choices on offer, statism and crony capitalism. Continue Reading...

Virtues, once again

“Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It,” by David L. Bahnsen; Foreward by David French; PostHill Press, 2018; 170 pp.; $26. It’s been a long, hard slog on humanity’s path to the current century and its peculiar predicaments. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.09.18

The Future of America’s Economy Looks a Lot Like Elkhart, Indiana David Kasnic, Wall Street Journal No place in the U.S. has seen a labor-market turnaround like this metropolitan region of 110,000 workers, a mix of blue-collar whites, Mexican immigrants and Amish. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.06.18

Sin taxes don’t do what their advocates claim Tim Worstall, CapX The claim that sin taxes are anything other than regressive is economically illiterate. Trump’s “trade war” includes punishing Africans for refusing second-hand American clothes Abdi Latif Dahir and Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa’s textile industry may be caught in the crosshairs of US president Donald Trump’s global trade war. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.05.18

How high a price will the global economy pay for Trump’s tariffs? Shanker Singham and Kay Neufeld, CapX The global economy could shrink by 0.5 per cent by 2020 if Trump starts a trade war. Continue Reading...