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PowerLinks 10.02.18

Identity politics veers into identity economics Jordan J. Ballor, Detroit News To allow identity politics to become identity economics is to sow enmity and discord, and we will all reap poverty and misery as a consequence. Continue Reading...

Walmart removes hammer-and-sickle merchandise

After backlash from across the globe, Walmart has stopped selling items bearing the hammer-and-sickle insignia of the Soviet Union. This followed strongly worded letters from Baltic leaders and a U.S. educational effort largely spearheaded by Mari-Ann Kelam through the Acton Institute. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.01.18

US social security goes bust in 2034. Here’s how free markets can save it Zach Lang, CapX Social Security is failing and government intervention or fixes will only delay the problem. Continue Reading...

C.S. Lewis on the necessity of chivalry

There are few concepts today more dismissed—and yet more necessary—than chivalry. During the Middle Ages chivalry was a moral system that combined a warrior ethos, knightly piety, and courtly manners. As C.S. Continue Reading...

The failure of ‘good intentions’ in America’s entitlement state

Amid the flurry of anti-poverty activism gone wrong, we are routinely reminded that good intentions aren’t enough. Although the motives of our hearts often serve as fuel for positive transformation, our corresponding efforts also require reason, wisdom, discernment, and a healthy recognition of real-world ripple effects and constraints. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.28.18

The New York Times Explains Why the Minimum Wage Should Be $0.00 Jon Miltimore, FEE One of the greatest takedowns of the minimum wage you’ll ever find comes from an unlikely place. Continue Reading...

Business Matters: Meaningful Work in the Modern Age

Like everything else in 2018, business has an emotional and often polarizing effect in our society. There are, of course, legitimate stories of business behaving badly. One high-profile example: the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica debacle that thrust the social media giant into the spotlight with a data breach affecting 87 million users. Continue Reading...
Business Matters: Meaningful Work in the Modern Age