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November 14, 2023

Did Child Poverty Really Increase Last Year?

In 2021, Democrats succeeded in temporarily expanding the child tax credit (CTC) as part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. Previously, the maximum CTC of $2,000 per child was available only…

November 13, 2023

Family’s Place in America’s Social Fabric

The family is arguably the most basic building block of community life.[i] But even as Americans continue to say their own families are centrally important in their lives[ii], family life…

October 31, 2023

It Takes Two

…spectrum should consider it one of the defining challenges of our time. Scott Winship is a senior fellow and the director of the Center on Opportunity and Social Mobility at…

October 20, 2023

Value Needs to be the Next Buzzword in Higher Education

…with an eye to protecting people’s privacy. During lunch, Scott Pulsipher, president of Western Governors University (WGU), spoke about how WGU seeks to maximize the value of their programs, and…

October 17, 2023

Understanding Poverty Measurement

COSM scholars and AEI affiliates include some of the nation’s foremost experts on poverty measurement. On October 17, COSM gathered several of these scholars to provide a primer on opportunity…

October 17, 2023

Measuring Value in Higher Education

…Akers, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute 12:15 p.m. Q&A 12:30 p.m. Conversation and Lunch Panelists: Beth Akers, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute Scott Pulsipher, President, Western Governors University 1:30 p.m….

October 5, 2023

Do 60 Percent Of American Workers Have Insecure Jobs?

American Compass has a new survey out in which it finds, among other results, that “only 40 percent of workers have secure jobs.” This is the latest attempt by the…

September 19, 2023

House Budget Plan Proposes Commonsense Welfare Changes

…Rachidi and former House Speaker Paul Ryan, was released last fall. A chapter in that volume authored by Rachidi, Scott Winship, and one of us (Matt Weidinger), titled “A Safety Net for the Future: Overcoming the…

September 19, 2023

Senator Tim Scott’s New Plan to Cut Taxes

Senator and Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott (R-SC) released a new economic plan this week. The plan addresses issues such as the national debt, federal spending, trade, and the economy. The plan…

September 15, 2023

What Does a Good Economy Look Like?

…2024. Let’s start with a chart from Scott Winship at the American Enterprise Institute (where I am a nonresident fellow), who is a longtime skeptic of the more dire populist diagnoses of…