Poverty and Policy
R. Shep Melnick, Claremont Review of Books
This strange understanding of “welfare” informs the book’s misleading title. Unlike the hundreds of millions of people around the world who live in extreme poverty, none of the families profiled in $2 a Day actually lives on…$2 a day.
Free Trade and Catholic Social Teaching
Stephen M. Krason, Crisis Magazine
It is shaping up that one of the major issues this election year is going to be free trade and the international trade deals that the U.S. has negotiated over the past quarter-century.
How Conservative Policy Can Create The Conditions For Upward Mobility
Evan Smith, Opportunity Lives
As many Americans know too well, ours is an age of stagnant wages and rising costs, of economic anxiety and stress, and of uncertainty as to what will come next.
The Simple Reason Most Regulations Are Harmful
Scott Sumner, FEE
One of the most basic ideas in economics is that the vast majority of regulations are harmful. Here’s a simple example.