PowerLinks – 12.12.12

Poverty and Perverse Incentives Ross Douthat, New York Times [T]he problem of marginal tax rates does suggest at least a few lessons for policymakers focused on mobility and the working poor. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.11.12

The 3 laws of social programs Charles Murry, AEI Ideas [An opportunity to recall the three laws of social programs in Losing Ground, because the backfires are not idiosyncratic. They occur everywhere and always for inherent reasons. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.10.12

Navigating the Christmas Consumer Conundrum Elise Amyx, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics Gallup Economy reported in a recent article that the average U.S. consumer will spend at least $770 on Christmas gifts this year. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 12.07.12

Science Not Way to All Truth Wesley J. Smith, Human Exceptionalism There is a difference between “science” and “scientism.” Science is a very powerful method of gaining and applying knowledge. Egypt’s Draft Constitution: Religious Freedom Undermined Samuel Tadros, National Review Online Egypt’s Islamist president Mohamed Morsi’s latest constitutional declaration removing legal oversight and restraint on his powers has been met with a storm of controversy and protests. Continue Reading...