PowerLinks 03.06.19

Socialist Freedom, Economic Security, and Work James R. Rogers, Law and Liberty In Marxist and socialist anthropology, people generally would mimic the behavior only of virtuous aristocrats. The False Promise of Universal Child Care Samuel Hammond, Institute for Family Studies The proposed universal child care plans should be seen for what they are: efforts to crowd-out family and informal child care in favor of a government-centered model. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.05.19

GOP in Congress to offer $5 billion education tax credit Ingrid Jacques, The Detroit News The Trump administration is following through on a campaign promise to expand K-12 school choice for families, which it is calling a “historic investment in America’s students.” Everyday People Are Reducing Poverty—Not Big Government Jake Grant, FEE People, not the government, are making huge strides in addressing the needs of their communities and uprooting the cycles of poverty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.01.19

$15 Minimum Wage Sparks A Jobs Recession In New York Investor’s Business Daily When Amazon pulled out of New York, the loss of 25,000 future jobs made headlines. What isn’t making headlines are the thousands of jobs being destroyed right now thanks to the city’s new $15 minimum wage. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.28.19

The Era of Limited Government Is Over Ross Douthat, New York Times Why American conservatism after Trump may learn to like the state. Only genuinely free markets will save capitalism from the far left Douglas Carswell, CapX Crony capitalism cannot be defended, so stop defending it. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.27.19

To Save Capitalism, Save Communities Raghuram Rajan, Bloomberg Opinion As the powers of the state and the market have expanded, we’ve neglected the damage being done to the third pillar of society. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.26.19

Good News: A Unanimous Supreme Court Strikes a Blow for Civil Liberties David French, National Review Today, the Supreme Court began the process of rolling back a serious constitutional abuse. Why Church Is the Best Place for a Job Fair Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, TGC Our focus has been on working with churches to create solutions to messy social problems that many people have written off as unsolvable. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.25.19

Venezuela Isn’t Just a Failed State. It’s a Failure of the Left. Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg Opinion Conservatives are not wrong when they say socialism deserves some blame for the nation’s collapse. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.22.19

Why Religious Freedom Matters Alan Sears, Townhall Those who founded this country understood intuitively the priority of giving each person elbow room to seek God, profess faith, and live out his or her deepest convictions. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.21.19

Must the president be a moral leader? Michael Blake, The Conversation If someone is good at the difficult job of political leadership, must they demonstrate exceptional moral character as well? What Would the Impartial Spectator Do? Continue Reading...

A legal test for the Bladensburg Peace Cross

“The challenge … presents the possibility for hope and for worry with regard to the future of religion in American public life,” says Trey Dimsdale in this week’s Acton Commentary. In 1919 the political landscape of Europe had been drastically rearranged, the United States had emerged from relative isolation onto the world scene, and the western world was in shock at the unprecedented scale of the carnage that the Great War had left in its wake. Continue Reading...