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PowerLinks 07.03.17

The Market Is Necessary, but Not Sufficient, for Virtue William Reddinger, FEE Virtue must come primarily from outside the marketplace. How the Supreme Court Trampled on Private Property Rights in a Recent Decision Alden Abbott, The Daily Signal In last week’s decision in Murr v. Continue Reading...
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Minimum wage, minimum liberty

Taking their cue from Seattle, cities and states are implementing minimum wage increases all over the country. Late last year, voters in Washington approved an increase in the statewide minimum wage that will raise it to $13.50 per hour by 2020. Continue Reading...

Reining in the EPA’s regulatory overreach

President Donald Trump turned heads and drew criticisms for his efforts to curb the regulatory reach of the Environmental Protection Agency. With the appointment of Scott Pruitt to lead the agency, Trump has vowed to create a leaner bureaucracy by requiring agencies to repeal two regulations for each new regulation enacted. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.30.17

Married Parents: One Way to Reduce Child Poverty W. Bradford Wilcox, Family Studies The economic value of marriage for children should not be underestimated. The Danger of “Public” Education Murray N. Continue Reading...
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Are slums a sign of human creativity and potential?

As humans, we are made in the image of God. We are co-creators, fashioned to produce and create, contribute and collaborate, give and receive, trade and exchange. Yet far too often, in our approaches to fighting poverty, we subscribe to a fundamental distortion of this reality, treating humans as mere consumers and “drains” on wealth and resources. Continue Reading...

How God makes a smartphone

“Everybody has a cell phone,” Steve Jobs told John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Pixar, “but I don’t know one person who likes their cell phone.” The frustrated CEO of Apple decided to do something about the problem, which lead to one of the greatest products of the modern age. Continue Reading...