PowerLinks 04.26.19

Purpose as Well as Paycheck Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Inside Higher Ed A new report from Gallup and Bates College shows most students want to find a sense of purpose in their work, but they aren’t always succeeding. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.25.19

The Most Effective Response to Poverty? Worshipping the True God Tom Nelson, Christianity Today Even more than better systems and better policies, we need better theology. Are Christians Privileged or Persecuted? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.24.19

A Supreme Court Case That Will Affect Every Aspect of National Life Garrett Epps, The Atlantic Can the federal census form ask whether each member of a household is a U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.23.19

Stable families and home ownership are the key to reducing poverty Patrick Spencer, CapX Owning a home is about so much more than just a rent-free financial asset. How the Invisible Hand of William Shakespeare Influenced Adam Smith Stuart Kells, Smithsonian Magazine Born more than 150 years apart, the two British luminaries each encountered rough receptions for their radical ideas Sorry Democrats, but Your Stars Are Socialists Rich Lowry, Politico The most compelling stars of the Democratic Party are self-described socialists. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.22.19

The false choice between capitalism and saving the planet Oliver Wiseman, CapX Growth, innovation and development aren’t the problem. They are the solution. The strange endgame of protectionism Scott Sumner, EconLib Any policy that encourages the export of farm products also encourages the import of manufactured goods. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.18.19

Frédéric Bastiat on the Connection between Socialism, Communism, and Protectionism Tyler Brandt, FEE Bastiat’s words are just as true today as when he wrote them with a quill pen in 19th-century France. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.17.19

The Division of Labor Is the Meaning of Life Kevin D. Williamson, National Review The historical origins of capitalism shed light on our current crisis. Crony capitalism? Big business is actually losing influence over government Tyler Cowen, MarketWatch Counterintuitively, the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case is one reason. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.16.19

Is Buying Stuff the Best Way to Help the Poor? Greg Phelan, TGC If rising GDP has done more to decrease poverty than any charity or aid program, how does one best leverage one’s personal finances to help the poor? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.15.19

The Solid, Slightly Out-of-Season Christian Case for Religious Liberty Steven D. Smith, Public Discourse Robert Wilken’s new book convincingly demonstrates that the concept of religious freedom has its origins in Christianity. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.12.19

What Happens When We Don’t Talk About Virtue Andreas Kinneging, The Imaginative Conservative Although man is corrupt by nature, he is capable of acquiring virtues. He is born with a number of dangerous instincts, but he is capable of tempering and sometimes even stifling those instincts so that they do not flower into evil. Continue Reading...