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Employment

Would a Block-Granted Safety Net Mean Less Aid to Families?

The crucial point to remember is that if the critics of welfare reform—myself included—had succeeded in thwarting it, low-income families would have been worse off, not better off.

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Bill to Address Fake Campus-Rape Epidemic Goes Too Far

Rape is a serious matter. That is why it is unfortunate that a bipartisan group of senators is exaggerating the problem of rape on campus and proposing legislation that encourages academic institutions to throw out due process for the accused.

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Cut Unemployment Benefits for Immigration, But Don't Cut Immigration

Now that immigrants are eligible for fewer benefits, David Cameron should ensure that as many hard-working immigrants as possible are allowed to enter the country. Angela Merkel’s immigration reforms are a successful model that other countries, not just Britain, should use as an example.

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Why Delayed Social Security Reform Costs Us

Contrary to the popular argument that we live in an age of austerity, we live in an age of extraordinary opportunity. Yet we block progress by refighting yesterday’s battles. In 2009 every dollar of revenue had been committed before that Congress walked in the doors of the Capitol. 

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Jobs and Great Recession

Job openings and hires have yet to recover from the recession of 2007–2009. These numbers have not yet climbed back to their historical peaks, which they reached in the middle of the last decade.

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Immigration Reform and the Border

The immigration crisis shows just how badly America needs reform to simplify and open the immigration process.

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How Would Paul Ryan's Opportunity Grants Affect Poverty?

In 1996, when President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (better known as “welfare reform”), I was a twenty-three-year-old liberal. After reading a series of ominous predictions about how poor single mothers would fare in the wake of welfare reform, I could not forgive this act of cruelty.

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Paul Ryan's New Upward Mobility Plan

Scott Winship's take on Paul Ryan's new plan to expand upward mobility. The War on Poverty aspired not simply to move people above an arbitrary threshold by putting cash in their pockets...

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Hungry office workers in DC can get lunch at $6 a day with guaranteed 20 minute delivery, thanks to innovative entrepreneur Asad Yusup, founder of MunchQuick.

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Affirmative action has been around for decades. But what is its track record on actually helping minorities?

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