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December 1, 2023

Red States Can Lead the Way on Marriage and Fatherhood

“If we care about our children, if we care about the vibrancy of our communities, we have no choice but to have the conversation” about absent fatherhood, said Chris Sprowls, who…

November 21, 2023

Defining Poverty Up

…(which he opposed) contributed to rapid improvements in crime rates and welfare dependence. By 1997, columnist Michael Barone credibly argued that, of gains on both fronts, “The Good News Is…

November 16, 2023

Work in a World of Abundance

AEI’s Michael Strain contends that, at least for the next several decades, it is highly unlikely that artificial intelligence (AI) will all but eliminate human jobs. This is largely due to the…

November 14, 2023

Forget the Economics of Grievance

…onerous regulatory regime than existed during the Obama presidency. Read the full report. Notes A version of this report was originally published as Michael R. Strain, “Forget the Economics of…

November 13, 2023

The Jobless AI Future Is Still a Long Way Off

Tech billionaire Elon Musk recently prophesied that there “will come a point where no job is needed,” owing to advances in artificial intelligence. But the fear that AI will cause…

October 31, 2023

It Takes Two

…family stability. Other research focusing on cultural change dates the shift in norms closer to the 1960s. Economists George A. Akerlof, Janet L. Yellen, and Michael L. Katz argue that the availability…

October 30, 2023

Does Wage Theft Vary by Demographic Group? Evidence from Minimum Wage Increases

Using Current Population Survey data, we assess whether and to what extent the burden of wage theft — wage payments below the statutory minimum wage — falls disproportionately on various…

October 27, 2023

Food Insecurity in the US and Inflation

…2023 from a peak of 11.4 percent in August 2022. This should alleviate some of the strain on low-income households and allow food security rates to stabilize in 2023.  …

October 25, 2023

The Freedom to Choose

…of social and political organization superior to our own tradition. I laugh through my tears at this. Conservative disdain for liberal democracy also shares in common with 1960s liberalism an unfortunate strain of…

October 17, 2023

What Poor Children Need

When it comes to helping poor children in America grow up to enjoy successful adult lives, progressives and conservatives each have half the truth on their side. There is strong…