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PowerLinks 02.12.18

How Ending Student Loan Forgiveness Will Help the Poor Mary Clare Amselem , The Daily Signal Top economists have determined that federal student aid programs have encouraged universities to raise tuition prices. Continue Reading...
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Unreality reigns at the Vatican

Source: Wikimedia The team the worked on the original Macintosh computer claimed that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had a “reality-distortion field.” As Andy Hertzfeld explains, the “reality distortion field was a confounding melange of a charismatic rhetorical style, an indomitable will, and an eagerness to bend any fact to fit the purpose at hand.” Some countries have this same ability that Jobs had. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.09.18

Don’t look to China for an example of Catholic social teaching Phillip Booth, Catholic Herald China’s regime denies freedom of conscience, oppresses religion and disregards the right to life. The Economics of Family Behavior June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, Institute for Family Studies Today, women who earn enough to support themselves enter into permanent commitments more carefully. Continue Reading...
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Beyond mere affluence: Embracing Isaiah’s posterity gospel

“This is where the church needs to be: going to every part of the world of mere affluence and turning it into a vineyard.” –Andy Crouch In a recent essay in The Atlantic, William Deresiewicz expressed concern that the rise of “creative entrepreneurship” would mean “the end of art as we know it,” fearing that capitalism’s expansion of creative empowerment would mean “the removal of the last vestiges of protection and mediation” for higher ideals of beauty and truth.  Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.08.18

Food Aid Feeds Conflict and Dependence Tirzah Duren, FEE Spending more on aid is only a positive if current programs are working, which they are not. Stop loan sharks with fair lending options, frugal lifestyles, pope says Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service Usury is a grave sin that must be fought by building more just and humane economic and financial systems as well as by teaching people to live within their means, Pope Francis said. Continue Reading...
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Why do millennials favor socialism?

It isn’t recent news that a large number of millennials gravitate towards socialism. Older generations who have lived in the shadow of socialism and similar ideological regimes however, may wonder why. Continue Reading...

Catholic bishops against Mark Janus

“On February 26 the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME),” says Charles W. Baird in this week’s Acton Commentary. Continue Reading...