PowerLinks 04.11.19

April 11, 2019 • by Joe Carter

PowerLinks 04.11.19

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Religious liberty defenders must be ‘light sleepers’

Last week in Rome, U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Callista Gingrich invited think tank leaders, journalists, and human rights advocates to the private colloquium “Stand Together to Defend International Religious Freedom.” Among the many experts giving brief testimonies and talks were Msgr. Continue Reading...

Alejandro Chafuen in Forbes: Think tanks and social media

Alejandro Chafuen, Acton’s Managing Director, International, writes today in Forbes with his annual analysis of think tanks’ use of social media. While social media stats shouldn’t be our only or even primary measure of success, no one can deny the prevalence of social networks in today’s world, and many groups expend considerable energy in their efforts in this field. Continue Reading...

Acton Line podcast: F.A. Hayek’s Road to Serfdom; The media vs. ‘Unplanned’

On this episode of Acton Line, Caroline Roberts speaks with Sarah Estelle, professor of economics at Hope College, to revisit the life and work of F.A. Hayek on the 75th anniversary of the publishing of “The Road to Serfdom.” On the second segment, Caroline then speaks with Tyler O’Neil, senior editor at PJ Media, about the film “Unplanned” and how its release highlights issues such as human rights, censorship and more. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.10.19

Why Is Socialism on the Rise? Loneliness. Bruce P. Fronen, RealClearPolicy Why does this re-branded socialism seem to appeal to a significant portion of the electorate? Occupational Licensing Is A Bad Idea David R. Continue Reading...

New Interview with Rev. Robert Sirico: ‘Socialism & Venezuela: What Can Catholics Learn?’

Fr. Robert Sirico was recently interviewed by Fr. Robert McTeigue, S.J., on The Catholic Current. Their topic: ‘Socialism & Venezuela: What Can Catholics Learn?’ The conversation was wide ranging. It begins with a consideration of the disastrous socialist commitment to central planning and its present fruit of shortages, starvation, and totalitarianism in Venezuela. Continue Reading...

What is the money multiplier?

Note: This is post #118 in a weekly video series on basic economics. What happens when you deposit money in a bank? Because of government requirements, the bank must keep some but it allowed to lend out the rest. Continue Reading...