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PowerLinks 02.02.18

Why Do You Need a College Degree to Give Diet Advice? Shoshana Weissmann and C. Jarrett Dieterle, Wall Street Journal State licensing laws overly burden military spouses, who move frequently only to find they can’t work. Continue Reading...
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5 Facts about National Freedom Day

In the United States February 1 is National Freedom Day. Here are five facts you should know about the annual observance: 1. National Freedom Day commemorates the date (February 1, 1865) when President Abraham Lincoln signed a joint resolution that proposed the 13th amendment to the United States Constitution. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.01.18

Lawmakers worry digital currency helping human traffickers avoid detection Kaitlin Milliken, The Hill Lawmakers at a Tuesday hearing discussed ways to crack down on human traffickers who are using new financial tools to avoid detection. Continue Reading...
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What would John Dewey do about automation?

“If you know the name John Dewey, you may associate him with the decline of American education,” says Winston Brady in this week’s Acton Commentary. “Many believe that the absence of intellectual rigor and the lack of responsibility in schools can be blamed on Dewey, who has been called the ‘father of progressive education.’” It’s easy for conservatives to dismiss someone described as the “father” of anything progressive, but it may be worthwhile to reconsider John Dewey (1859-1952) in light of new economic challenges posed by automation. Continue Reading...

Radio Free Acton: The fight for $15, stock market boom and Oxfam’s 2018 inequality report

On this episode of Radio Free Acton, Caroline Roberts talks to Joe Carter, Senior Editor at Acton, about minimum wage and the debate surrounding the “Fight for $15.” Then on the Econ Quiz segment, Dave Hebert, Professor of Economics at Aquinas College, speaks with John Couretas, Executive Editor and Director of Communications at Acton, about the stock market boom (segment was recorded before the Jan. Continue Reading...