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June 23, 2024

Is Systemic Racism Responsible for the Increase in Child Mortality Rates?

…is the evidence for this? Surely the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow are still felt decades after they have ended, but the further we get away from these legal…

April 30, 2024

I’m a Conservative But Defunding NPR Is a Mistake. What Should Happen Instead Might Be Surprising

…and college towns.   The ensuing tempest has led, once again, to a move to defund the organization. Rep. Jim Banks, a Republican from Indiana, has said he’ll introduce such a bill,…

April 3, 2024

The Fearless Fund, DEI, and Attacks on Philanthropic Freedom

…targeting Black people fall in the same category? What about Julius Rosenwald’s famous support for schools for rural Southern Black children during Jim Crow? Or a foundation that limited its…

February 7, 2024

The Past and Future of Education Reform

…at Risk. How We Got Here During 1980 election, Ronald Reagan called for eliminating the new U.S. Department of Education (which Congress had created a year earlier, fulfilling Jimmy Carter’s…

November 14, 2023

Did Child Poverty Really Increase Last Year?

…CTC expansion who argue that its expiration has increased hardship sharply, requiring that it be reenacted—this time permanently. However, a new report from Jeehoon Han, Bruce Meyer, and Jim Sullivan indicates that…

October 27, 2023

What Happened to the American Dream?

…from medicine to nuclear power. The recent book by the Reaganite economic writer Jim Pethokoukis, “The Conservative Futurist,” makes an extended version of this argument, tracing our era of stagnation…

October 25, 2023

The Freedom to Choose

…seeking social and economic freedom outside the Jim Crow system.In the post-World War II era, the dense, highly associational urban communities of our cities dispersed into suburbs and exurbs. In the 1960s and 1970s, women joined the workforce,…

August 21, 2023

Four Shocking Truths about the American Economy! (Well, Shocking to Some.)

I recently wrote a brief essay, “Generative AI and Economic Growth,” for Exponential View, the great newsletter by Azeem Azhar. And I knew one particular passage would be sure to raise…

July 21, 2023

Why Freedom Conservatism Matters

…legacy of slavery and Jim Crow while adhering to the Colorblind Constitution. The major theme is that individual liberty is necessary for human flourishing. “We call ourselves Freedom Conservatives,” the…

July 19, 2023

Americans Aren’t Buying Bidenomics—Because They’ve Heard the Lies Before

…of the country has disapproved of his overall job performance for almost two years. At this stage of a presidential administration, only Jimmy Carter had a lower overall approval rating…