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June 18, 2024

Economic Opportunity and Social Mobility

…Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. The evidence is ambiguous as to whether America’s absolute mobility looks worse than or the same as that of Denmark and the…

June 18, 2024

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

…sex and gender, Democrats have been more likely to support this new relationship fad. It helps, too, that polyamory is advertised as maximizing personal choice and sexual fulfillment, two core…

June 13, 2024

A Deal to Trump Student Loans

Last month, President Joe Biden bragged about how he forgave another $7 billion in student loans. “The Supreme Court blocked me,” he said, “but they didn’t stop me.” These billions were added to the administration’s tab that…

June 6, 2024

How New Graduates Can Thrive in a Workplace Dominated by AI

…known since the 1950s is giving way to an era of maximum change. Unsettled political conditions at home are mirrored in conflicts abroad. The integrated global economy is fraying at the same…

May 29, 2024

Liberals Should Decide Whether Being a Homemaker Is Demeaning or Worthy of Huge New Government Benefits

…is “welfare check.” Yet Rep. Moore argues her legislation promotes “an equitable, modern economy” in which unpaid caregivers would automatically receive an enlarged “maximum credit” previously reserved for only paid workers. An estimate of…

May 14, 2024

Understanding Trends in Worker Pay over the Past 50 years

…declined. Along with reduced fertility and greater economic opportunities for women, the decline in marriage led men to prioritize values other than maximizing their pay. The painful transition for men…

May 13, 2024

Do Mothers Have “Societal Support”? Does It Count if It Comes from Neighbors?

…here’s a fact about Israel that’s probably worth more than any pro-family government benefit in Sweden: About 70 percent of Israeli parents get help from grandma or grandpa in caring…

May 6, 2024

How Much Are You Willing to Spend on Student Loan Forgiveness?

…universities misled borrowers, and while this is a maximalist solution, there were real problems with Art Institutes. Despite the Art Institute’s bad acts, another multibillion dollar forgiveness announcement (less than…

May 2, 2024

Lives Cut Short: A Project to Document Child Maltreatment Fatalities

…Pennsylvania State University Antonio Garcia, Buckhorn Professor of Social Work, University of Kentucky John Mattingly, Former Commissioner, New York City Administration for Children’s Services Viola Vaughan-Eden, Professor, Ethelyn R. Strong…

April 23, 2024

Awkward Truth: Subsidizing Women’s Work Drives Down Birthrates

…minister of state for universities and science. New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg argued that “in countries that support working mothers, like Sweden, Denmark, Norway and France, birthrates are basically fine.”…