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May 6, 2024

How States and Communities Can Strengthen Marriages 

Family is the greatest source of social capital, providing the setting in which people grow, develop, and anchor their lives. Stable and healthy marriages are at the foundation of strong…

April 10, 2024

The Political Landmines Buried in the Latest Jobs Report

…grown six times as fast as full-time employment during that period (rising by 5.99 percent versus 0.96 percent, respectively). As James Piereson recently noted, one explanation for the public’s continued frustration…

April 9, 2024

The Child Tax Credit: My Long-Read Q&A with Kevin Corinth

Pethokoukis: Kevin, welcome to the podcast. Corinth: Thanks for having me on, Jim. I want to talk about a couple of things, one of those things is a government program….

April 5, 2024

What’s Wrong with the US Economy? Anything?

Economists were expecting 200,000 net new jobs added in March. Instead it was 50 percent more. Unexpected strength, but maybe not so unexpected, really, for an economy that continues to deliver…

March 28, 2024

Finally, a Chance to Start Getting Higher Ed Right

“Finally.” It’s a word those who’ve spent years sounding the alarm about the plight of higher education have been saying a lot lately. Finally, the thought-policing and groupthink have become…

March 25, 2024

Families Slip Back Into Poverty After Pandemic-Era Child Tax Credit Expires

…56 percent decline in child poverty. Joyce James leads The Middleburg Institute. Joyce James, Founder, The Middleburg Institute: Did you all know about the child tax credit? Amna Nawaz: A…

March 6, 2024

Caitlin Clark and Civil Society

…watched basketball’s inventor James Naismith teach the game. Wade brought the game back to the Hoosier state, where it put down deep roots. On a visit in 1925, Naismith himself…

February 12, 2024

Millennials Are Doing Better than You Probably Think

“Each generation is worse off than the one before.” It’s one of the primary tenets of the notion that American capitalism has failed and that we live in the final…

January 12, 2024

When It Comes to the State of the American Economy, Let’s Keep It Real

Here we go again. An oft-repeated economic claim on social media is that most Americans lack the means to cover a $400 emergency expense. More evidence that most of us…

January 2, 2024

Billionaire-Built Cities Would Be Better Than Nothing

…the high-water mark of racial segregation, a private developer named James Rouse planned an integrated city in nearby Columbia, Md. Columbia is not perfect, but it remains racially diverse, and according to data…