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December 4, 2023

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

…the illicit market … [and l]egal sales have been on a two-year slide.” This, in the nation’s largest cannabis market. Non-legal sales are so common that consumer guide sites to…

December 1, 2023

Red States Can Lead the Way on Marriage and Fatherhood

…homes headed by single mothers. That number has not changed much since 2018. In 2020, nearly 45 percent of all births were to unmarried women, above the national average of…

November 30, 2023

A Valuable New Perspective on America’s War on Poverty

…interesting — perhaps even perspective-altering. For example: Do you think America neglects the poor? Sure, the national poverty rate has fallen by half since the 1960s, from 19.5 percent in 1963…

November 27, 2023

Bribing Homeowners To Build Tiny Houses Won’t Solve NYC’s Housing Problem

…“affordable” units, the city should free homeowners to build small, cheap ADUs that are naturally affordable — because they’re small and cheap. Keep in mind that what may seem like…

November 27, 2023

For kids, marriage still matters

…successes of single parents. Many single parents across the nation put in long hours and tiring days, working selflessly for their children. I was raised by a single mother and…

November 21, 2023

Defining Poverty Up

…a National Academies of Sciences panel who published a report earlier this year titled “An Updated Measure of Poverty: (Re)Drawing the Line.” The authors proposed that the Census Bureau’s supplemental poverty…

November 20, 2023

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

…worth $26 billion. Data from the National Conference of State Legislatures helps explains what happened. 23 states used $7.6 billion in federal CARES Act funds to boost their UI trust funds; then…

November 17, 2023

Male Malaise Is Not Just About ‘the Culture’

…brain responsible for feeling and for quick reaction, as distinct from dispassionate thinking.”  Many of the nation’s biggest businesses—from Alphabet (YouTube) to TikTok to Microsoft (Xbox) to Philip Morris (vapes)—are…

November 16, 2023

Work in a World of Abundance

…up each day with the goal of bettering ourselves and our communities? Or would we fall to the darker angels of our nature, with unoccupied time leading to boredom and…

November 14, 2023

Forget the Economics of Grievance

…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 Grievance,” National Review, February 3, 2022,….