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August 3, 2023

Another Pandemic Legacy: Removing the EITC’s Work and Earnings Requirement

Since its origin in the 1970s, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has been the premier federal program promoting and rewarding work by low-income adults. As displayed below, taxpayers have…

March 6, 2023

The Federal AI Shambles

The future is fast arriving—as the last year’s developments in artificial intelligence make clear—but the national government is nowhere near ready. Over the last year, we’ve seen the explosion into…

February 23, 2023

Heeding the Warning from the Future

It’s fun to laugh at flat earth theory and similar conspiracist nonsense. It’s less fun to consider the implications of the movement’s resurgence. In case you weren’t aware, America is…

February 13, 2023

The Eerie Familiarity of California’s Boom-Bust Cycle

Those trying to ride a corporate unicorn to a major IPO should consider the lessons of their nineteenth-century forebears. On January 24, 1848, James Wilson Marshall, a carpenter from New…

January 3, 2023

Systemic Disadvantage

The term “systemic racism” freezes social, political, and policy conversation. As soon as the words are uttered, contending parties retreat to their respective corners to engage in a mutual misunderstanding…

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…