PowerLinks 04.09.19

Pass a Law to Combat Rent-Seeking Barton Swaim, Wall Street Journal Congress could invoke the Commerce Clause to limit destructive competition over corporate subsidies. Why is Socialism Gaining Popularity? John Clark, National Catholic Register If the Church’s rite of exorcism recognizes the danger of instigating envy, maybe we should too. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.08.19

Wealth Has Never Been More Equal Jeffrey A. Tucker, AIER As a practical matter now, the poor today live better than kings of old. If the goal is to better the lot of everyone, measures of material equality actually distract from the main goal of universalization of dignified lives. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.05.19

Africa’s historic free trade deal now has enough countries signed up to go into force Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Once in place, the AfCFTA will cover a market of 1.2 billion people and a combined gross domestic product of $2.5 trillion—making it the world’s largest free trade area since the formation of the World Trade Organization seven decades ago. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.04.19

Pastor Parking Paves the Way for Controversial Church Taxes Kate Shellnut, Christianity Today Some congregations will file taxes for the first time to comply with a new 21 percent tax on employee parking. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.03.19

No, Biblical Israel Isn’t an Argument that God Ordained Nationalism David French, National Review God was preserving a people, not a form of government applicable to other peoples. Don’t rely on the minimum wage in the fight against poverty Len Shackleton, CapX Contrary to what some may believe, minimum wage hikes don’t necessarily benefit the poor. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.02.19

How to Convince Your Neighbor Marxism is Bad for America (A Starter Kit) Bruce Ashford Karl Marx’s thought has proven itself an unmitigated disaster in its historical instantiations. The primary reason is that Marxism offers itself as an alternative to God’s revelation and salvation in Christ. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.01.19

Socialism for Thee, But Not for Me Jim Geraghty, National Review Most of today’s socialists, either don’t understand socialism, or want it implemented in a way that doesn’t really touch their lives. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.29.19

What Most Critics of “Markets” Get Wrong about Entrepreneurs Per Bylund, Mises Wire Practically all critiques of markets are fundamentally ignorant and never address the actual issue. And they’ve been ignorant in the same way for about (at least?) a century. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.28.19

Why Do You Need a License To Blow Dry Hair? Arizona Gov. Ducey Fights the ‘Bullies’ in His State Alexis Garcia, Reason When “somebody packs up that moving van in Chicago, Illinois, they don’t lose their skills on the way to the state of Arizona,” says Gov. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.27.19

Millennials Are Not Embracing Socialism Because They’re Poor, But Because They’re Rich Noah Diekemper, The Federalist The discomfort, embarrassment, and guilt of living well in a cruel world plagues young Americans who have no framework for understanding cosmic inequalities. Continue Reading...