Former Director of Michigan Department of Human Services Maura Corrigan joins AEI as visiting fellow.
Today, despite the country’s being wealthier than ever, more Americans than ever before are seeking out and accepting means-tested entitlement benefits. Of the many problems with America’s welfare state, perhaps the most pernicious is the damage it is doing to the national character.
Mayor de Blasio’s plan to shift low-skill workers into higher paying jobs sounds perfectly reasonable — if it wasn’t so wrong.
In our approach to homelessness, let’s choose compassion over cleanliness. After all, a society is not measured by how many vulnerable people can be seen — it is measured by how it treats the vulnerable wherever they are.
We are supposed to revel in gift-giving and generosity, yet the season’s lavishness and commercialization leave many people cold. The underlying contradiction runs throughout modern life.
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What happens to people who win the lottery? And what should they (and the rest of us) know about money?
The number of families with children headed up by married couples has fallen markedly over the past 30 years. This trend is worrisome because family structure is highly correlated with many measures of economic mobility.
A group of respected academics and commentators join Brad Wilcox and Robert Lerman for a discussion of Wilcox and Lerman’s new AEI report, “For richer, for poorer: How family structures economic success in America”
Something peculiar is happening to our nation’s food assistance program.
Half a decade after the Great Recession, too many Americans are not earning their way out of poverty.