PowerLinks 08.22.19

The Problem of Immoral Choices in the Marketplace Murray N. Rothbard, Mises Wire Mises states, quite rightly, that anyone who advocates governmental dictation over one area of individual consumption must logically come to advocate complete totalitarian dictation over all choices. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.21.19

Edmund Burke, Free Marketeer Kai Weiss, The American Conservative Big-government conservatives should try actually reading him before they claim him as their own. Two Big Ways American Consumers Benefit from Trade With China Art Carden, FEE In a recent study, economists Liang Bai and Sebastian Stumpner analyze price data from the Nielsen Homescan panel to estimate the effects of trade with China on American consumers. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.20.19

Currency and the Common Good Peter J. Leithart, First Things In Christianity, profit doesn’t shatter a closed cosmos because the cosmos was never closed to begin with. The High Cost of Occupational Licensing Antony Sammeroff, Mises Institute Many policies can end up having the opposite effect from what is intended. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.19.19

Should Environmental Concerns Be a Major Priority for a Christian Business Owner? Jeremy Weber, Christianity Today Experts weigh in from the Lausanne Movement’s Global Workplace Forum. How One Entrepreneur Is Waging War on Poverty in Africa Brittany Hunter, FEE For Senegalese-born Magatte Wade, her passion for business is driven by her desire to demonstrate firsthand the role entrepreneurship plays in creating prosperity. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.16.19

The Economy Is about More than Money Greg Forster, Crossway The economy is not just money. It’s the complex system of choices we make about all our resources (including money), all our time, and all our standing in the eyes of others. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.15.19

Bibles Escape Trump’s Tariff Fight with China Jeremy Weber, Christianity Today America’s Christian publishers no longer have to render to Caesar an extra 10 percent. A Nation without a Chest Grayson Logue, National Review In This America: The Case for the Nation, Harvard historian Jill Lepore argues for a new kind of liberal nationalism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.14.19

When Limitless Relativism Meets Limitless Moralism Daniel J. Mahoney, Law and Liberty James F. Pontuso’s wonderfully accessible book on what happens when virtue and morality are severed from their grounding in nature and reason. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.13.19

There Is No Government Shortcut for Entrepreneurial Success Brooke Medina and Doug McCullough, FEE Elizabeth Warren’s belief that government is capable of “leveling the playing field” does a disservice to the unique entrepreneurial ecosystem that free enterprise facilitates. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.12.19

Pirates, Not Puritans Titus Techera, Law and Liberty The promise of lawless freedom is partly deceptive; something beyond mere individualism is required to make a community. Ferris Bueller’s Vacation Vocation Glenn Moots, Public Discourse John Hughes’s classic film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, confronts current schemes of “free college” with a perennial human problem: What is God calling you to do? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.09.19

Mandatory National Service: A Bad Idea That Won’t Die Doug Bandow, The American Conservative Sorry Pete Buttigieg, but government conscription is unconstitutional and poorly thought through. Unalienable Rights and Religious Freedom Thomas K. Continue Reading...