PowerLinks 05.24.19

Tucker Carlson and AOC Are Wrong About Christianity and Usury Tyler Curtis, Mises Wire While Carlson and Ocasio-Cortez are technically correct when they claim that Christians have condemned usury in the past, they have left out the other half of the story. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.23.19

Food banks are a solution – not a problem Tim Worstall, CapX It’s absurd to cite food banks as evidence of a human rights breach. Tariffs Are Attacks on Property Rights and Freedom Per Bylund, Mises Wire Economic interventionism is a self-defeating policy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.22.19

Socialism Destroys the Human Character Theodore Dalrymple About Theodore Dalrymple, National Review True socialists do not want a better world, they want a perfect one. That is why they so often view piecemeal amelioration with disdain or even hostility, and why they are willing to sacrifice the happiness of a present generation for the imagined bliss of a generation to come in the distant future. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.21.19

Are Evangelicals More Altruistic than Other Groups? Ryan Burge, Christianity Today We have hard data about just how much altruism is practiced by Americans from all religious affiliations. Remembering the Original Meaning of the American Dream James Jeffrey, The American Conservative It was about social responsibility, not material acquisition, and losing sight of it has cost us greatly. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.20.19

Detaching universities from the Church hasn’t freed them C C Pecknold, Catholic Herald Roger Scruton is right about the decline of universities. So let’s remember their origins. Myth: Healthy food is more expensive than unhealthy food Charlie Middleton, Big Think Poverty is exhausting and this in part drives food choices. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.17.19

The Failure of Socialism Kevin D. Williamson About Kevin D. Williamson, National Review What is the Democrats’ prescription for these socialist failures? More socialism. Education Entrepreneurs Are the Only Ones Who Can Disrupt the Status Quo Kerry McDonald, FEE Any meaningful and lasting transformation in American education must come from the private sector. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.16.19

Less Than Half in U.S. Would Vote for a Socialist for President Justin Mccarthy, Gallup Less than half of Americans (47%) say they would vote for a qualified presidential candidate who is a socialist — the same percentage Gallup found in 2015. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.15.19

Were the First Christians Socialists? Kevin DeYoung, TGC Despite the initial plausibility of a socialist reading of Acts, there are at least two realities that make the sharing in the early church very different from socialism and especially communism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.14.19

Parents Need Villages, Not Just Public Policies Gracy Olmstead, Christianity Today American families are floundering for support. The church is a great place to start. Pope invites young people to pledge to build a new economy Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service Pope Francis has invited young economists and entrepreneurs around the world to help create a “new and courageous culture” that finds new ways to do business, promote human dignity and protect the environment. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.13.19

Why the “American Dream” isn’t the goal of poverty alleviation Brian Fikkert, ERLC This American Dream of self-fulfillment is the wrong story, for both poor people and ourselves. Celebrate entrepreneurs during National Small Business Week Elaine Parker, Orange County Register According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 30 million small businesses in the United States—which employ nearly 60 million people. Continue Reading...