Blog author: jcarter
Friday, September 6, 2013
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A Pro-Work, Pro-Working-Class Agenda
Pete Spiliakos, First Things

We ought to work to redesign our welfare, tax, health care and immigration policies so that they work better for America’s struggling low-skill workers of all backgrounds.

Raising Kids? Your Taxes Are Far Too High
Ramesh Ponnuru, Bloomberg

Fewer economists would defend the tax credit for children, which reformers also sometimes put on the chopping block. Yet it too should be seen not as a break but as another partial corrective to a bias in federal policy — a bias against the investment we call parenting.

Does Your Religion Define How You Think About Economics?
Mary Clare Reim, The Foundry

The authors of a new Brookings Institution survey believe the American Dream is dead—or at least in trouble. And who’s to blame? Religious conservatives.

iPhones, Economics, and Absolute Truth
Kristie Eshelman, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

How does personal preference reconcile with our belief in absolute truth? To answer this, it would be helpful to understand how personal preference works in economics.