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January 29, 2024

The Value of a Bachelor’s Degree

Key Points As public confidence in higher education has declined, Americans have become less sanguine about the bachelor’s degree and skeptical of its potential return on investment. Nonetheless, four-year degrees continue to be associated with significant economic and…

January 18, 2024

Evidence Mounts That Pre-K Harms Kids

…Harvard professor David Deming published a study showing long-run benefits for students who attended Head Start in the 1960s and 1970s by comparing results between sibling who did and did not attend….

January 12, 2024

When It Comes to the State of the American Economy, Let’s Keep It Real

…updates thresholds only for inflation—fell from 19.5% to 1.6%.”  Or how about a recent study by Gerald Auten and David Splinter that found that income inequality has changed little over time, challenging…

December 19, 2023

Sins of Omission: Public Broadcasting Fails to Reach a Broad Cross-Section of America

…of David Brooks, who the NewsHour features in its supposedly left-right dialogue segments with the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart. But Brooks is hardly a representative of partisan conservatism. The key…

December 14, 2023

Perspective: What Flexibility Means for Younger Workers — and Their Employers

…as part of the experimental process that leads to higher pay and a satisfying long-term career. Harvard economist David Deming recently published research showing that early work experiences and job changes tend to add to earning…

December 14, 2023

The Myth of the 1%

…Department and David Splinter of the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation finds that the after-tax income share of the top 1% has barely changed since 1962. This stands in stark contrast to…

December 5, 2023

The Ninth Annual American Family Survey: Perceptions and Realities of Issues Families Face Today

…| Survey Center on American Life | November 9, 2023 Growing Up in Intact Families Matters More Than Ever W. Bradford Wilcox and David Bass | National Review | October 2, 2023…

December 4, 2023

A Pro-Market and Pro-Social Economy

In The Next American Economy (2022), Samuel Gregg provides a refreshing defense of free markets, emphasizing the need to frame the case for economic liberty within a broader narrative about America’s values and identity. We need this book to…

November 17, 2023

Male Malaise Is Not Just About ‘the Culture’

…economist David Autor and his colleagues, America lost well over 2 million jobs as a direct result of this trade agreement. This is but one example of how the search for cheap…

November 14, 2023

The Comeback City

…was pervasive, and the economy had stagnated. From John Lindsay to David Dinkins, mayor after mayor had tried to tackle these problems. They had all failed. After three decades of…