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June 18, 2024

Economic Opportunity and Social Mobility

…their view of the American Dream), five definitions fell short of a majority. These included “being middle class,” “becoming rich,” “owning your own business,” “having enough income to afford a…

June 18, 2024

Donald Trump is an Outlier on the Right: When It Comes to Fidelity and Marriage, Democrats Face Bigger Problems

The political and legal fallout of Donald Trump’s affair with Stormy Daniels has not only complicated his run for the presidency, but it has also raised a deeper concern: Has…

June 15, 2024

Reimagining Early Education

…increase the flexibility of early childhood education, making it more affordable and more accessible for more families. And, to help families afford these options, conservatives tend to suggest cutting taxes….

June 13, 2024

The Family-to-Prison-or-College Pipeline: Married Fathers and Young Men’s Transition to Adulthood

A growing minority of young men are floundering. “Failure to launch” is a description that’s all too common. Consider working a stable job—a decent proxy for whether someone has their…

June 13, 2024

Why Married Fathers Matter

The eighth grade girls cleaned up at the middle school graduation I attended last week. Of the four major awards, three went to girls, and just one to a boy….

May 30, 2024

Building a High Tech Workforce for the Future

…to retrain as AI use specialists. In March, at a meeting organized by NYU economist Dr. Julia Lane, AEI, and Stanford University’s Digital Economy Lab, a workshop of senior economists…

May 22, 2024

Missed Opportunities in the Proposed Farm Bill

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn Thompson’s proposed Farm Bill reauthorization, The Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024, heads to committee markup today. The Farm Bill is a tough reauthorization…

May 15, 2024

The American heart is closing to marriage and family. Can red states change that?

The American heart is closing. The signs, including dramatic drops in dating, marriage, and childbearing, are all around us.   The falling fortunes of marriage and family across the nation can be traced back to cultural shifts…

May 8, 2024

Beltway Liberals Are Playing Name Games to Expand the Welfare State

…that “states have scaled back these programs sharply or eliminated them altogether” in recent decades. Despite the federal government’s growing debt and inability to afford current benefit promises, federal taxpayers…

May 8, 2024

USDA Report Highlights Subjectivity of Food Insecurity Measure

…whole day because there wasn’t enough money for food?”) while others are less severe (“[Could you] afford to eat balanced meals?”). Research has shown that households do not vary in…