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PowerLinks 03.24.17

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Shootout over Natural Law at Gorsuch Gulch?
Ken Masugi, American Greatness

Was Lincoln right in making the Declaration of Independence the basis of constitutional government? Was he correct in objecting to Senator Stephen Douglas’s assertion that all who question the correctness of the Court in Dred Scott are “offering violent resistance to it”?

Gorsuch Promises Faithfulness to Constitution as Supreme Court Justice
Rachel del Guidice, The Daily Signal

President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, promised that he would remain faithful to the Constitution in his second day of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Why I’ll take economic growth over ‘happiness’ any day
James Pethokoukis , The Week

Happiness economics is based on the idea that once you achieve a certain wealth level, more wealth makes you no better off. But economic growth isn’t just about more and better stuff.

The Difference Between Markets and Politics
Don Boudreaux, Cafe Hayek

People succeed in markets by reducing scarcity – that is, by easing scarcity’s grip on their fellow humans. And the more they ease scarcity’s grip, the greater their success.

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).