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June 18, 2024

A Unified Theory of Education

…be taught about matters of substance, confront big ideas and great questions, and learn to understand and appreciate things that are good, true, and beautiful. Especially in early childhood and…

June 18, 2024

Economic Opportunity and Social Mobility

…measure of how people do relative to their parents. Of course, asking “how people do” begs the question of which outcomes matter. We could look at an individual’s hourly wages,…

June 18, 2024

Answering Key Questions About Unemployment Insurance Reforms

…system to better support American workers, businesses, and taxpayers. My name is Matt Weidinger, and I am a Rowe Scholar in poverty studies at the American Enterprise Institute. Previously, I…

June 18, 2024

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

…the Republican standard bearer’s marital misbehavior eroded our collective commitment to the values and virtues that sustain the institution of marriage? On the left, journalist Matt Yglesias wondered if Trump’s bad example…

June 17, 2024

Fixing the Roof on Sunny Days—and Other Lessons in Administering Unemployment Benefits

A recent hearing of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Work and Welfare confirmed that the financing of the nation’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) system is enormously complicated. Even the…

June 13, 2024

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

matter, including fathers, for America’s boys and men. Therefore, any effort to revive the falling fortunes of young men should put family at the forefront. Brad Wilcox is the Future of Freedom…

June 13, 2024

Why Married Fathers Matter

…as Richard Reeves noted in his book “Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male is Struggling, Why it Matters, and What to Do About It.” This pattern doesn’t stop…

June 11, 2024

The Social Workplace: A Compendium

…and benefits—along with nonfinancial matters such as workplace mentoring and development, job fit, flexibility, and the role of meaning and purpose at work. Education level is the most salient feature…

May 31, 2024

ACS Has Lost the Plot

…were not necessary Similarly, the report boasts a reduction in kids taken into foster care. What matters, though, is whether kids are safer, not how many of them are in…

May 30, 2024

The Contradictions in Democrats’ Child Tax Credit Expansion Promises

Politicians regularly vie for the support of parents with promises of good schools, bigger family benefits, and tax relief. President Joe Biden did just that last week in calling for…