How Are We Losing the War on Poverty?
Rachel Sheffield, The Foundry
Part of the reason welfare doesn’t have much impact on the poverty rate is that hardly any of the welfare benefits households receive are counted when calculating a household’s income.
Ex-Evangelicals & Chili Cornbread Eucharist
Barton Gingerich, The American Spectator
This loosey-goosey theology allows for a panoply of beliefs and practices. This year especially, the festival highlighted issues of sexuality.
Aging Parents and the Limits of the Welfare State
David Wilezol, Values & Capitalism
Even if the welfare state perfectly assumed the financial burden of caring for the elderly, it cannot fill the void left by the absence of filial love.
Why ‘The Family’ Matters in Economics
Michael Hendrix, Mere Orthodoxy
Nick Schulz is frustrated. He’s frustrated that economists talk about the role of institutions in the American economy, yet ignore the most fundamental one of them all: the family.