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PowerLinks 10.13.14

John Locke and the Dark Side of Toleration Bruce Frohnen, Crisis Magazine It seems likely that most Americans would find John Locke’s definition of a church non-controversial, perhaps even obvious. This shows both how relevant the seventeenth century philosopher remains to our public life, and how detrimental it has been on many levels. Continue Reading...

WiFi and Other Inalienable Human Rights

When you think about basic human rights, what is the first thing that comes to mind? The right to life? The right to liberty? The right to WiFi? If that last one wasn’t on your list it may be a sign that you’re old. Continue Reading...

The Beauty of Oyster Farming

The oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay has severely dwindled, amounting to less than 1% of historic levels, according to the NOAA. In turn, from a consumer’s perspective, Virginia oysters have been increasingly replaced by other varieties from around the globe. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.10.14

Catholics Revisit ‘Thou Shalt Not Steal’ Michael M. Uhlmann, The Federalist Two thinkers refresh the debate on Catholic social teaching, explaining that it does not necessarily support the welfare state. Taxes Make People Care Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic Citizens are more eager to stamp out corruption when their own money is on the line. Continue Reading...

Exile Supply Pack: Expand Your FLOW Experience

The Acton Institute’s new film series, For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles, was released earlier this year, and in the months since, has garnered heaps of praise from a variety of corners, most recently in Christianity Today, where Andy Crouch described it as “Christian popular culture that embodies theological and spiritual maturity—and childlike humility.” Now, in addition to the DVD and Blu-Ray combo pack (which is on sale for only $35), you can expand your FLOW experience with a new Exile Supply Pack, which includes a host of additional resources, books, and tools for hosting or exploring the series with your friends, church, or organization. Continue Reading...

Is It Wrong to Earn a Profit?

“The ability to earn a profit thus results in multiplying our resources while helping other people,” says Wayne Grudem. “It is a wonderful ability that God gave us, and it is not evil or morally neutral, but is fundamentally good.” Some people will object that earning a profit is “exploiting” other people. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.09.14

The Empire of Progressive Poverty Daniel Greenfield, The Sultan Knish blog Every resource crisis gives the Empire another reason to consolidate control of resources in the name of the public good, and then eliminate access to those resources in the name of the planetary good. Continue Reading...