Lawrence M. Mead

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The EITC is an effective weapon in America’s anti-poverty arsenal, but it is crucual to understand what it does and does not achieve.

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Florida recently enacted a law requiring that applicants for welfare take and pass a drug test to qualify for benefits. Should government make such a demand?

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How to help the poor is a question central to American life, rooted deeply in our nation’s Judeo-Christian heritage.

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Everyone is waiting for the mysterious engine of the private economy to reignite. Why can’t government make that happen?

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Expanding Work Programs for Poor Men

Requiring poor men to work is as vital as welfare reform in ameliorating family poverty.

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How can the nation achieve “welfare reform for men”?

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Economics has traditionally ignored psychology, but Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein take a step toward greater realism about it.

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