Why the Left Isn’t Talking About Rural American Poverty
Lauren Gurley, In These Times
If you spend time among coastal liberals, it’s not unusual to hear denigrating remarks made about poor “middle Americans” slip out of mouths that are otherwise forthcoming about the injustices of poverty and inequality.
The Rise Of The Educated And Underbanked
Nicole Fisher, The Federalist
Young people are taking out increasingly large loans for education that has increasingly fewer returns.
The US just lifted a crushing burden on prison inmates and their families
Hanna Kozlowska, Quartz
Millions of American prison inmates and their loved ones will soon see an end to exorbitant phone fees, imposed by companies with monopolies on connecting inmates with the outside world.
Economic growth isn’t everything, but it’s tremendously important. Here’s why
James Pethokoukis, AEI Ideas
Economic growth is necessary but not sufficient for a flourishing society. An obvious, non-controversial statement, I would think. The recent Democratic presidential debate, however, suggests some policymakers have forgotten the “necessary” part as they debate the merits of “democratic socialism” and a more redistributive state. Now more than ever America needs a dynamic, competitive capitalism to drive the US economic engine.