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January 1, 2023

Perspective: Is your boss on your DOS? How remote work monitoring can work

The challenge is to develop and use tools that reinforce trust rather than weaken it As COVID-19 recedes, American workers are filtering, slowly and fitfully, back to the office. In…

December 9, 2022

“Automatic Stimulus”: How It Would Have Increased the Record Unemployment Benefits Paid During the Great Recession and Pandemic

Key Points During the pandemic, a series of temporary federal programs that operated from March 2020 until September 2021 provided record unemployment benefit expansions. While those temporary programs followed the…

November 17, 2022

American Renewal: Launching a New Conservative Policy Book with Paul Ryan and Angela Rachidi

…issues are not intractable or unsolvable. The reforms contained in American Renewal, drawing on insights from subject matter experts, offer policymakers concrete proposals to restore the government’s promise to Americans…

September 21, 2022

Lessons from the Unprecedented Fraud and Abuse of the Unemployment Benefits System During the Pandemic

…administration of the Unemployment Insurance system. My name is Matt Weidinger, and I am a senior fellow and Rowe Scholar in poverty studies at the American Enterprise Institute. I previously…

August 30, 2022

Biden’s Student Loan Debt Plan is Driven by Politics, Not Economics

…the potential to make matters much worse. If future students anticipate this is just the first of many loan-cancellation events, they may be willing to pay and borrow more to…

February 23, 2022

The Case Against Universal Free Lunch

…on whether the USDA and AHA are right or wrong in their dietary assumptions. It’s now a matter of well-documented record that the USDA’s original “food pyramid” was reworked against…

July 2, 2021

Addressing the Shortcomings of the Supplemental Poverty Measure

Key Points The Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) partly improves on the Official Poverty Measure but still suffers from several shortcomings that limit its usefulness as an effective poverty measure. The…

April 19, 2021

The Role of Community in Place-based Giving

Key Points This report explores why strong communities matter and how philanthropists can strengthen the local fiber that helps communities improve. Putting people with similar interests in proximity to each…