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June 18, 2024

Economic Opportunity and Social Mobility

…Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. The evidence is ambiguous as to whether America’s absolute mobility looks worse than or the same as that of Denmark and the…

June 18, 2024

Donald Trump is an Outlier on the Right: When It Comes to Fidelity and Marriage, Democrats Face Bigger Problems

…sex and gender, Democrats have been more likely to support this new relationship fad. It helps, too, that polyamory is advertised as maximizing personal choice and sexual fulfillment, two core…

June 13, 2024

A Deal to Trump Student Loans

Last month, President Joe Biden bragged about how he forgave another $7 billion in student loans. “The Supreme Court blocked me,” he said, “but they didn’t stop me.” These billions were added to the administration’s tab that…

June 6, 2024

How New Graduates Can Thrive in a Workplace Dominated by AI

…known since the 1950s is giving way to an era of maximum change. Unsettled political conditions at home are mirrored in conflicts abroad. The integrated global economy is fraying at the same…

May 13, 2024

Do Mothers Have “Societal Support”? Does It Count if It Comes from Neighbors?

…here’s a fact about Israel that’s probably worth more than any pro-family government benefit in Sweden: About 70 percent of Israeli parents get help from grandma or grandpa in caring…

April 23, 2024

Awkward Truth: Subsidizing Women’s Work Drives Down Birthrates

…minister of state for universities and science. New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg argued that “in countries that support working mothers, like Sweden, Denmark, Norway and France, birthrates are basically fine.”…

March 21, 2024

It’s Not Just Minority Neighborhoods—NYC’s Entire Property-Tax System Needs Reform

…rules) should avoid at least one third rail: raising taxes. It will be tempting to soak the Park Slope rich to buffer the Mount Eden poor — but with polls…

March 4, 2024

As the family goes, so goes the state. Utah gets this

…state has a pioneering record when it comes to maximizing the odds that poor kids make it in America and that its citizenry is happy. And the research tells us that the fact…

February 20, 2024

The New Right’s Attack on Markets Is as Ignorant as the Old Left’s

…have demonstrated the power to raise living standards over time. It is worth noting at this point that even the Nordic states, like that bastion of survival-of-the-fittest capitalism, Sweden, exhibit…

January 12, 2024

Congress Shouldn’t Expand Welfare in Return for Corporate Tax Cuts

maximum benefit. Adopting the 2021 maximum credit amounts of up to $3,600 would cost upwards of $80 billion per year. Modest reforms to the Child Tax Credit that support working families could…