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by | Nov 30, 2022

Democrats have lost the House of Representatives and, along with it, the chance to pass more of their preferred policies in 2023. This makes the “lame duck” period before the January arrival of the new Congress their last opportunity to…

by | Feb 9, 2022

Pushing back on recent pro-worker populism on the Right, the American Enterprise Institute’s Michael Strain writes that “workers need a growth-and-participation agenda.” The addition of the word “participation” to traditional pro-growth ideas is especially important today. Millions of pages of…

by | May 27, 2021

Marketing is everything in politics. It explains why a tax credit that benefits 90 percent of American families with kids — some of them with income higher than $400,000 — is marketed as an anti-poverty measure. But in politics, that…

by | May 12, 2021

Can we solve poverty just by handing out money? What about unemployment? President Biden and many of the Democrats in Washington, D.C., think so. Their decision to extend the $300 weekly unemployment insurance (UI) bonus is continuing to drive unemployment…

by | Mar 30, 2021

In an excellent piece in the Wall Street Journal last week, Phil Gramm and John Early made a convincing, fact-supported case that, contrary to what is repeatedly asserted and widely believed, income inequality in the U.S. is lower now than it was 50…

by | Mar 24, 2021

To understand the illegal immigration problem on our southern border, we must first understand what is happening in Latin America. Why have millions of people left their homes, possessions, and families and endured hardships and perils of every sort in…

by | Dec 22, 2020

Democrats and their liberal economic advisers obsess about income inequality. Will someone please tell them that no act in modern times has widened the gap between the rich and the poor more than the lockdowns going on right now? Diane…

by | Nov 26, 2020

Every Thanksgiving, we make a conscious effort to give thanks. This year, even in the midst of a pandemic, I’d encourage you to be genuinely grateful for everything you may take for granted. There is still so very much. Let’s…

by | Jul 17, 2020

More people could die from starvation caused by the coronavirus than by the virus itself, according to a new study by Oxfam, a UK nonprofit that works to alleviate poverty. By the end of 2020, up to 12,000 people could…

by | Apr 25, 2020

When Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign to be the first socialist in the White House, Americans, including Democrat “moderates,” were hoping talk of single-payer health care would be put on the back burner, at least until after the election. Guess…

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