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PowerLinks 09.16.13

Protecting Religious Diversity, Even at the Mall Mark Rienzi, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty The federal government has lately been arguing that religious freedom is incompatible with making money, at least in the HHS Mandate context. Continue Reading...

HBCU Funding: A Tale of Executive Orders

One of the things I never learned in my U.S. government courses in high school was just how quickly government agencies and programs grow without undergoing Congressional vetting. For example, I recently discovered that there exists a federally-funded White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Continue Reading...

Piper: ‘Work Is a Glorious Thing’

At Desiring God, John Piper explains how both the act and product of work are blessings, and that the God-designed essence of work is creativity — “not aimless, random doing, but creative, productive doing.” In addition to avoiding the hump of idleness, this means being ever diligent, discerning, obedient, and energetic in the work of our hands: When the book of Proverbs tells us to go to the ant and learn how to work hard and work smart (Proverbs 6:6–11), and when Paul tells us to “work heartily, as for the Lord” (Colossians 3:23), they are not cursing us. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.13.13

Can a Generation Own the Earth? Bruce Frohnen, The Imaginative Conservative “The earth belongs always to the living generation.” These are not Thomas Jefferson’s most famous words, but they are quite famous among students of politics. Continue Reading...

Why Has the Economic Recovery Bypassed Young People?

In his latest column, Tyler Cowen points out that whatever economic recovery we’ve experienced has “largely bypassed young people,” arguing that such a development is bound to have an impact for years to come: For Americans aged 16 to 24 who aren’t enrolled in school, the employment picture is grim. Continue Reading...