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May 17, 2023

The Wrong Immigration at the Wrong Time

…impact of immigration enforcement on Black employment in a chicken-processing plant. Following a raid that nabbed three hundred undocumented workers at a neighboring plant, House of Raeford Farms quietly began…

May 12, 2023

Changing Narratives on Family Affordability with Angela Rachidi

…contrary to conventional wisdom, it has not become much more difficult to afford a family on a middle-class income, and that changes in family structure over the past half century…

May 6, 2023

SNAP Needs a Healthy Overhaul

In the coming months, Congress is expected to reauthorize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the country’s largest food assistance program that helps poor families afford groceries. Amidst ongoing debt…

May 5, 2023

Wrong Diagnosis, Wrong Prescription

…cheats; that it is wrong to ask whether the government can afford the price tag of programs that would ease poverty; that we could afford to make a dent in…

May 4, 2023

Work Is Essential to the American Dream

…of work can’t be overstated. A larger workforce also contributes significantly to our general prosperity allowing us to afford, among other things, a more effective safety net and better schools….

May 4, 2023

The Social Breakdown: The Poverty of Family, Community, and Religious Life in America

…he was joined by Indiana University’s Leslie Lenkowsky and the Woodson Center’s Robert Woodson—two integral contributors to AEI’s previous research efforts—who discussed the myriad ways that government crowds out civil…

May 3, 2023

The Mainline Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Social Capitalism

…and areas with many mainliners the best. Sociologists have observed these trends in prior work, including our colleague, W. Bradford Wilcox. Wilcox argues that mainline adherents tend to “talk left…

May 2, 2023

In Next Recession, Don’t Let Uncle Sam Be Uncle Sucker Again

…aliens. Yet as full federal funding for EB and other pandemic benefits ended, New York Governor Kathy Hochul said “the state could not afford to extend the benefits on its own and…

May 1, 2023

Promoting Mobility Through SNAP: Toward Better Health and Employment Outcomes

Abstract The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is among the nation’s largest safety-net programs, helping low-income households afford food, improve nutrition, and support employment. As program expenditures continue to grow,…

May 1, 2023

Here’s How Hochul Can Salvage Her Goal of More Affordable Housing in NY

…of towns dominated by single-family homes. But low-density suburbs in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties know they have a housing problem. Children raised there can’t afford to stay. The newcomers…