PowerLinks 02.01.19

Why Marxism is The Opium of the Intellectuals Bruce Ashford With Marxism as its surrogate religion, the Communist Party offered itself as the “church” in which the people could be discipled while ushering in the final cure for mankind’s misery. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.31.19

Economics helps explain why suicide is more common among Protestants Sascha O. Becker and Ludger Woessmann, Big Think Evidence suggest that the sociological channel to explain Protestants’ higher suicide rate is more relevant than the theological channel.Aeon counter – do not remove Venezuela is a tragic reminder of why property rights matter Alexander C. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.30.19

Why Human Dignity is a Gospel Issue Joseph D’Souza, Christianity Today Jesus’ message was coupled with the restoration of God-given human dignity — their Imago-Dei. The FAQs: What You Should Know About Bible Literacy Class Legislation Joe Carter, TGC On Monday, President Trump posted on Twitter his support for Bible literacy classes. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.29.19

Why Marxism Fails as a Substitute for Christianity Bruce Ashford Marxist historicism cannot uphold humanity in the face of history’s terrors. Only Christianity can shelter man. Freedom of Choice is What Sets Capitalism Apart — Not Competition Antony Sammeroff, Mises Wire To accept without evaluation the presupposition that capitalism is a system of competition — in contrast to other hypothetical systems of cooperation (namely socialism and communism) — is to frame the very debate itself in leftist terms and play the game on an unfairly tilted game-board. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.28.19

Bastiat Can Help You Understand the Root of Our Disharmony Gary M. Galles, FEE The French economist’s timeless principles on social harmony and government rigidity. The Democrats’ generational split over capitalism Conor Lynch, The Week The only way to bridge the generational divide is for Democrats to have an open debate about capitalism and other dividing issues. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.25.19

For Christian Women, Persecution Looks Like Rape Morgan Lee, Christianity Today Around the globe, female followers of the faith suffer sexual violence, forced marriage, forced abortions, travel bans, and trafficking. School Vouchers Aren’t Welfare for the Rich Christian Barnard, Reason Data from North Carolina, Florida, and Arizona show how school choice programs take care of students who would otherwise be neglected. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.24.19

Bloody Religion Versus Bloody Secularism James R. Rogers, Law and Liberty If we ask what was the greater source of violence in the 20th century, secularism has to trump religion every time. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.23.19

Rhetoric’s Place in Economic Debate Garreth Bloor, Library of Economics and Liberty Concern that millennials are adopting socialist ideas is real. But there are inconsistencies, and many have accepted a rhetoric of morality and values, without being wedding to the how of securing normative ends. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.22.19

I ‘Left’ the Global Poor to Serve the Global Poor Greg Phelan, TGC To serve the poor, we need experts in poverty intervention. But that’s not all we need. Four Facts About the Economic Well-Being of Black Men in America Institute for Family Studies Black men who frequently attended church services at a young age are more likely to reach the middle class or higher in their fifties. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.21.19

Religious liberty and education: An update on the Wunderlich family Casey B. Hough, ERLC In recent years, the Wunderlich family has moved throughout Europe in search of the freedom to educate their children in the context of their home per their religious convictions. Continue Reading...