PowerLinks 07.11.19

3 Ways Your Faith Should Shape Your Work Jeremy Treat, TGC One way to avoid the sacred/secular divide is to remember that “Christian” works better as a noun than as an adjective. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.10.19

Adam Smith’s Refreshing Idea of Justice Vernon Smith, Wall Street Journal His definition attempts to minimize harm while maximizing freedom. Religious freedom is basis of all other freedoms in U.S., cardinal says Marie Mischel, Catholic News Service The nation’s Bill of Rights guaranteed freedom of religion, not freedom from religion, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.09.19

Why Pastors Should Engage Abraham Kuyper William Edgar, Credo Three realms where Kuyper’s burdens ought to challenge the contemporary pastor are the church, education, and politics. What Is True Liberty? Gene Edward Veith, Ligonier Ministries Today many of us assume that freedom means getting to do whatever we want. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.08.19

Why the Minimum Wage Can’t Solve the Poverty Problem Paul Boyce, FEE A higher minimum wage is sold as a way to help millions out of poverty. The reality is that it only benefits a small minority to the cost of everyone else. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.05.19

The Bible’s Impact on Human Rights Lauren Green Mcaffee and Michael Mcafee, Christianity Today The ideas of human dignity and respect for all didn’t develop in a vacuum. Quantifying the Economic Benefits of Reducing the Regulatory Burden Daniel J. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.03.19

How America Reconciled Patriotism and Free Markets Samuel Gregg, Law and Liberty The United States is a very fractious place these days. One of the biggest splits crisscrossing the left and the right concerns economic policy. Continue Reading...

A Cross, a cake and a crisis

“Pardon me, but I’m going to pause for a minute because something really exciting just happened. My close friend from law school and the Deputy General Counsel of [First Liberty Institute] has just been confirmed to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.” This news broke during Andrew Graham’s presentation at Acton University 2019 on “A Cross, A Cake, and A Crisis: Two Attacks on Religious and Economic Freedom.” Graham is the executive director of policy and education and a senior fellow at First Liberty, which represented the American Legion in the Bladensburg Cross Case, The American Legion v. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.02.19

How poverty skews justice Kate Trammell, ERLC Criminal records and removing barriers to second chances. America is in the grip of a living standards myth Marian L. Tupy, CapX Populism feeds on myths about living standards that simply don’t stand up to scrutiny. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.01.19

What Is Biblical Stewardship? R.C. Sproul, Ligonier Ministries How we use our resources is the subject of economics, and in a biblical sense it is the chief concern of stewardship. Escaping Poverty — Not Inequality — Is What Matters Chris Calton, Mises Wire Egalitarian ethics are pervasive in our society, despite a multitude of logical problems. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.28.19

Economists don’t agree on much, but what they do agree on is being ignored Allison Schrager, Quartz Here are just a few of the principles accepted by mainstream economists that are being ignored by policy makers. Continue Reading...