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American Enterprise Institute: Welfare Reform- Why? 1976

Source:The New Democrat “May 20, 1976: This AEI Round Table brings together four experts to discuss whether major modifications are needed in the American public welfare system. Why have welfare costs skyrocketed in recent years? Do these rising costs prove … Continue reading

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The New America Foundation: New America Weekly- Lara Burt- TANF and Teachers: How Current Policies Are Keeping Single Mothers Down and Out of School

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: The New America Foundation: New America Weekly- Lara Burt- TANF and Teachers: How Current Policies Are Keeping Single Mothers Down and Out of School It’s not that TANF or the … Continue reading

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Woodrow Wilson Center: James Patterson- Freedom is Not Enough: The Moynihan Report

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: Woodrow Wilson Center: James Patterson- Freedom is Not Enough: The Moynihan Report What I take from Freedom is Not Enough from the James Patterson book is that freedom is not … Continue reading

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The Nation: Opinion: Rebecca Vallas & Melissa Boteach- Paul Ryan Just Accidentally Made a Great Case for Raising the Minimum Wage

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: The Nation: Opinion: Rebecca Vallas & Melissa Boteach- Paul Ryan Just Accidentally Made a Great Case for Raising the Minimum Wage Am I missing something here, or has The Nation … Continue reading

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Conservable Economist: Opinion: Timothy Taylor: Rethinking Parameters of the US Welfare State

Source: Conservable Economist: Opinion: Timothy Taylor: Rethinking Parameters of the US Welfare State I have no problems with the American welfare state being smaller than Europe’s when it comes to a percentage of gross national product, or in pure dollars. … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Center on Children and Families: Ron Haskins: $2 a Day, A More Complete Picture: The Next Stage of Welfare Reform

Source: Brookings Institution: Center on Children and Families: Ron Haskins: $2 a Day, A More Complete Picture: The Next Stage of Welfare Reform I agree with Ron Haskins here that when today’s Progressives say that Americans in poverty only live … Continue reading

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The Baseline Scenario: James Kwak- ‘Friedrich Hayek Supported a Guaranteed Minimum Income’

  “We shall again take for granted the availability of a system of public relief which provides a uniform minimum for all instances of proved need, so that no member of the community need be in want of food or … Continue reading

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C-SPAN: President Bill Clinton’s 1996 Welfare Reform Press Statement

Source: C-SPAN: President Bill Clinton’s 1996 Welfare Reform Press Statement The 1996 Welfare to Work Law, I believe is the best part of the Clinton Presidency. Along with moving the Democratic Party back to the Center-Left and making it a national … Continue reading

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American Enterprise Institute: Arthur Brooks- ‘Why America’s Best Interests Lie Within The Conservative Heart’

Source: American Enterprise Institute: Arthur Books- ‘ Why America’s Best Interests Lie Within The Conservative Heart’ Arthur Brooks, the President of the center-right conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute, here in Washington, has a new book called The Conservative Heart. The … Continue reading

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VOA News: Janet Weinstein- Activists: ‘Higher US Minimum Wage Still Not High Enough’

Source:VOA News: Janet Weinstein- Activists: ‘Higher US Minimum Wage Still Not High Enough’ The so-called conservative economist in this piece, said something that is simply false and perhaps even insulting to minimum wage workers, that I have to correct, or … Continue reading

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