PowerLinks 04.25.16
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PowerLinks 04.25.16

What if the one percent actually help poor people live longer?
Angela Rachidi, AEI Ideas

Bernie Sanders has done well in the Democratic primary race with his populist message against Wall Street and the 1%. But what if poor people actually benefit from living in a city with a lot of rich people?

Licensing Laws Are Shutting Young People Out Of The Job Market
Ben Casselman, FiveThirtyEight

Young people entering the job market have always faced challenges: a lack of skills and experience, limited professional networks, unfamiliarity with workplace culture and expectations. But increasingly, they are also facing another obstacle: legal requirements that can shut off avenues to jobs before they even get the chance to apply.

Free trade critics love to cite this economist. But he actually thinks trade is essential.
Zach Beuchamp, Vox

Gordon Hanson is an economist at the University of California San Diego, and you’d expect him to be a fierce critic of free trade. He’s a co-author of perhaps the most famous study showing the downside of trade for American workers, which concluded that exports from China in the 1990s and 2000s cost the US a huge number of manufacturing jobs. Yet Hanson is anything but anti-trade.

How highly religious Americans’ lives are different from others
Michael Lipka, Pew Research Center

Plenty of attention has been paid to the political disagreements between highly religious and less religious Americans, including on social issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion. But there has been less talk about how these groups differ – when they do – in how they live their everyday lives.

Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).