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PowerLinks 08.25.17

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Globalism > Nationalism > Localism
Don Boudreaux , Cafe Hayek

“Progressives” romanticize the local economy and fancy themselves to be cutting-edge and enlightened for advocating “buying local.” So I’ve some questions for such “Progressives”: Do you think that Trump’s economic nationalism is too cosmopolitan?

Why Do So Many Intellectuals Oppose Capitalism?
Alberto Mingardi, FEE

Friedman rejects the resentment view and proposes a version of the self-interest thesis by looking at the demand-side, so to speak. And it shows – behind the veil of his civility – very little consideration for the tastes of his fellow intellectuals for complex arguments, which seems to me quite a criticism.

Orthodox leader calls Moscow and Rome to support persecuted Christians
Claire Giangravè, Crux

On August 21 Vatican Secretary of State sets off for his visit to Russia where he will visit the President Vladimir Putin and the Patriarch of the Russian Catholic Church Kirill. The main topics on the agenda will be the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Govt. Union Rep: Employees Only Have To Be “Available To Work” To Get Paid
Jazz Shaw, Hot Air

It’s not just the VA where we’re having trouble cutting out the deadwood, however. This report from the Washington Post has at least one real eye opener in it.

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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).