Poverty

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Apparently nobody, not even the Gray Lady, rigorously fact checks anymore. Or is it that only books reviewed in a few elite outlets count and none happen to critique finance from the non-left? Heck, I can almost hear the editors ask themselves: Only people on the left write the right kind of books, right?

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

In the early- and mid-20th century, systemic racism often meant that African American communities were excluded from government welfare programs. In the face of this injustice, we see numerous examples of communities stepping up to take care of each other when government officials turned the other way.

Monday, June 17th, 2019

The prospect of a safety net devoid of loopholes and bureaucracy is tantalizing. Unfortunately, fiscal reality reveals UBI to be little more than clever arithmetic and a distraction from more modest changes to welfare policy and the tax code that would directly help those most in need.

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

History will always remember President Lyndon Johnson for his escalation of the war in Vietnam, which turned into an unwinnable and tragic entanglement against a foe he did not understand. Sadly, with over fifty years of hindsight, one must judge Johnson’s War on Poverty in much the same way.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Our debate about safety nets and responses to poverty hinges on a fundamental fallacy — that services are either provided by the government or not at all.

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Politicians and activists who blithely maintain that public support for lofty climate change projects is both bottomless and selfless are either obtuse or tacitly agitating for tyranny.

Friday, May 4th, 2018

The federal jobs guarantee, as spelled out in Democratic policy circles, would arguably be the largest public intervention in the economy in American history.

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Lottery winners are thrust into a unique situation few others can understand. The struggles of many of these winners show the complexity of real wealth, which includes human and social capital, even though they can’t be measured on a balance sheet.

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Blockchain technology introduces a portfolio of options that may enable critical steps toward economic development.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Economic Bulletin

Vol. XLVIII No. 7 : July, 2008

This article is based on an address by Charles Murray to the Progress Foundation’s 26th Economic Conference, in Zurich, Switzerland, April 24, 2008.

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Research Reports - 2006, Issue: 13

Also:
Helping the World's Poor

Monday, December 27th, 2004

Research Reports - 2004, Issue: 24

Also:
Business-Cycle Conditions

Thursday, January 1st, 2004

Economic Bulletin

Vol. XLIV, no. 1 | January, 2004

by Young Back Choi

Monday, November 10th, 2003

Research Reports - 2003, Issue: 21

Also:
Forecasting the 2001 Recession: How Well Did AIER (And Others) Do?

Saturday, July 1st, 2000

Economic Bulletin

July, 2000

by Benjamin Powell

Wednesday, April 1st, 1998

Economic Education Bulletin

Vol. XXXVIII, no. 4 | April, 1998

by Henry George, edited by the Editorial Staff

Monday, June 2nd, 1986

Research Reports - 1986, Issue: 11

Also:
Hands Across America

Monday, January 16th, 1984

Research Reports - 1984, Issue: 02

Also:
Business-Cycle Conditions

Monday, November 16th, 1981

Research Reports - 1981, Issue: 46

Also:
Retail Sales

Monday, June 15th, 1981

Research Reports - 1981, Issue: 24

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