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December 4, 2023

Post-Prohibition Pot Regulation: Should It Be More Like Tobacco?

matter, it’s simply easier to grow and smuggle; Americans seem indifferent to the fact that our purchases of illegal drugs effectively support narco-gangs in Latin America. It can even be…

December 1, 2023

Making the Child Tax Credit “Fully Refundable” Converts It into Welfare Checks

In what is becoming an annual ritual, news accounts and DC sources suggest liberals’ end-of-year legislative wish list once again includes reviving the worst part of Democrats’ partisan 2021 child tax credit (CTC) expansion….

December 1, 2023

Red States Can Lead the Way on Marriage and Fatherhood

…“fathers matter for their children’s welfare in ways that are different from, but equal to, those of mothers.” He points to the educational, mental-health, and other benefits that engaged fathers…

November 30, 2023

A Valuable New Perspective on America’s War on Poverty

…done to help lower-income Americans live the sorts of lives that our society decides are at least minimally acceptable — especially lives built around better-paying jobs. What we do matters,…

November 27, 2023

For kids, marriage still matters

…sequence — especially its incorporation of marriage — is not without its critics. Leftists like Matt Bruenig, president of the People’s Policy Project, claim that all that really matters is having a…

November 21, 2023

Defining Poverty Up

Thirty years ago, the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D., N.Y.) wrote a seminal essay titled “Defining Deviancy Down.” He argued that Americans had “become accustomed to alarming levels of crime…

November 20, 2023

The Next Time States Are “Swimming in Money” Make Them Repay Their Federal Loans

The pandemic was full of firsts, including the first time states received hundreds of billions of federal dollars they could use to shore up their depleted state unemployment insurance (UI) programs. The…

November 17, 2023

Male Malaise Is Not Just About ‘the Culture’

…Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do About It, social scientist Richard V. Reeves explained that boys are falling well behind their female peers. “There are very big gaps in terms…

November 8, 2023

Measuring the Geography of Social Networks

…of individuals’ real-life social networks, this data provides researchers with the rare opportunity to measure real-world social networks at population scale and ask: who knows whom, and does this matter?…

November 1, 2023

The Ultimate Social Capital: A Story to Save the Union

…families. But none of it will matter if we are not also able to restore our lost sense of shared belonging and common purpose by dint of being Americans. Without…