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PowerLinks 12.11.14

The Moral Triumph of Fossil Fuels Bruce Edward Walker, The Morning Sun Arguing “cheap, plentiful, reliable energy for the vast majority of people” is a moral good should be a no-brainer. Continue Reading...

Francis and the Idea of Christian Poverty

To provide a synthesis of Pope Francis’s thinking on the economy is both difficult and easy, says Oskari Juurikkala in this week’s Acton Commentary. “It is difficult, because he has never offered extensive and systematic reflections on such questions; his pronouncements are found here and there, inseparable from a broader moral and spiritual message.” At the same time, he has said quite a few things about economic questions, and he is deeply interested in economic values and outcomes. Continue Reading...

Christmas and the Store

Today over at Think Christian I explore how Christmas relates to material goods, and specifically how we are to “seek first the kingdom of God” (Matt. 6:33). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.10.14

Chimpanzees Are Not Entitled to Human Rights, New York Court Says Elizabeth Barber, Time The chimpanzee at issue is not entitled to a writ of habeas corpus allowing him freedom from his cage. Continue Reading...