PowerLinks 07.24.19

Wars on Poverty Marvin Olasky, WORLD About once a month a WORLD reader asks me, “What should I read to learn how to help the poor and how not to?” Industrial Policy and National Conservatism: A Debate Law and Liberty Oren Cass and Richard Reinsch debate the resolution, “America should adopt an industrial policy.” Where a Major Child-Poverty Report Went Wrong Robert VerBruggen, Institute for Family Studies When the report dropped in February, conservatives were especially irked by its sidelining of work requirements. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.23.19

How to Talk to Millennials About Socialism Ben Wilterdink, The Beacon While it is true that many, or even most, Millennials tell pollsters that they prefer socialism over capitalism, this finding obscures the fact that many don’t really understand what those terms mean. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.22.19

As religious freedom summit ends, State Department announces new alliance, sanctions Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service Trump administration officials announced a new alliance with U.S. partners focused on religious freedom and new sanctions against foreign military officials supporting countries the U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.19.19

The Apollo Program and a New View of Creation Alan Dowd, Providence It says something profound about America—whatever her faults—that when she sent her sons into the heavens, they pointed mankind toward the God of creation. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.18.19

What If Charity Replaced Taxation? Jean Vilbert, FEE Perhaps if the government demanded less (coercively), people would give more voluntarily. Religious leaders gather at U.S. Capitol to pray for persecuted Christians Elizabeth Bachmann, Catholic News Service In the U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.17.19

The State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights: Concerns and Five Recommendations Paul Marshall, Providence One problem with some recent formulations of rights is that anything regarded as politically good or just tends to be formulated per se as a right. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.16.19

Religious Liberty: The Long View David G. Bonagura Jr., Crisis Magazine Catholics do not need reminders that, despite a series of small victories brought by the Supreme Court in the last few years, a different court could have produced a different verdict. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.15.19

India lifted 271 million people out of poverty in 10 years: UN The Hindu India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, recording the fastest reductions in the multidimensional poverty index values during the period with strong improvements in areas such as “assets, cooking fuel, sanitation and nutrition,” a report by the United Nations said. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.12.19

Building A Culture of Religious Freedom Charles J. Chaput, Public Discourse If we believe in an afterlife where we’re held accountable for our actions, then that belief has very practical implications for our choices in this world. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.11.19

3 Ways Your Faith Should Shape Your Work Jeremy Treat, TGC One way to avoid the sacred/secular divide is to remember that “Christian” works better as a noun than as an adjective. Continue Reading...