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PowerLinks 07.24.13

What a Conservative Knows: Fear of God is the Beginning of Wisdom Russell Kirk, The Imaginative Conservative There could be no conservatism without a religious foundation, and it is conservative people, by and large, who defend religion in our time. Continue Reading...

Why Social Mobility Matters—and Income Inequality Does Not

When it comes to household income, progressives tend to start with their intuitive understanding of fairness (i.e., some people have a lot more income than others), move to the solution (redistribution of income and wealth from those who have more to those who have less), and only then to develop a metric that justifies implementing their solution: income inequality. Continue Reading...

Value Creation for the Glory of God

The real estate crisis led to plenty of finger-pointing and blame-shifting, but for Phoenix real estate developer Walter Crutchfield, it led to self-examination and spiritual reflection. “The real estate crash brought me to a place of stepping back and evaluating,” Crutchfield says. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.23.13

The Decline of the Civil-Rights Establishment Shelby Steele, Wall Street Journal Black leaders weren’t so much outraged at injustice as they were by the disregard of their own authority. Pope Francis, Brazil, and the Lessons of Detroit Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing Raising up the poor takes economic growth and even the dreaded pursuit of real “profit,” something many Catholic reformers see as the problem rather than the solution. Continue Reading...

Federal Data Hub: Say Good-Bye To Your Privacy

Undoubtedly, we live in an era where personal privacy is difficult to maintain. Even if you choose not to have a Facebook account or Tweet madly, you still know that your medical records are on-line somewhere, that your bank account is only a hack away from being emptied, and that cell phone records are now apparently government domain. Continue Reading...