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PowerLinks 04.18.19

Frédéric Bastiat on the Connection between Socialism, Communism, and Protectionism Tyler Brandt, FEE Bastiat’s words are just as true today as when he wrote them with a quill pen in 19th-century France. Continue Reading...

Should Notre Dame be rebuilt to reflect secularism?

The flames that consumed the spire of Notre Dame and burned the 856-year-old church to its foundations could have been doused by the tears of the faithful. If France heeds calls to rebuild the cathedral as a reflection of what modern “French people want,” the new structure may be flooded by their tears. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.17.19

The Division of Labor Is the Meaning of Life Kevin D. Williamson, National Review The historical origins of capitalism shed light on our current crisis. Crony capitalism? Big business is actually losing influence over government Tyler Cowen, MarketWatch Counterintuitively, the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case is one reason. Continue Reading...