• A Bipartisan War on Inequality

    The Earned Income Tax Credit encourages work, reduces poverty and improves family outcomes. Unless you’re childless.   Read More

  • Help Wanted: Everywhere

    American has a low-skilled labor shortage. Can expanding guest worker visas provide businesses with the help they need?   Read More

  • The Minimum Wage Riddle

    Would a $15 federal minimum wage increase the well-being of low income Americans or put them out of work?   Read More

  • No Room, No Board

    Jessica McCormick was a homeless college student. She escaped an abusive home and spent her last two years of high school living in a youth shelter. With the help of scholarships, grants, loans and part-time...   Read More

  • A Degree At Any Price

    Fraud complaints against for-profit colleges arrive at the Department of Education at a rate of 8,000 a month. That is on top of the current complaint backlog of 87,000. No wonder Betsy DeVos is trying...   Read More

  • America’s Cold Shoulder

    The U.S. accepted 44 Syrian refugees in the first six months of this fiscal year. That’s a rounding error relative to the 11 million displaced Syrians in the world today, but representative of our current...   Read More

  • The Color of Money

    The Great Society was a set of social policy reforms spearheaded by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 with the goal of eliminating poverty and racial injustice. Yet, economic disparities between blacks and whites remain...   Read More

  • Improving H-2A/B Temporary Work Visas

    Surprise. In one area, what’s good for Donald Trump might be good for you and the economy too. President Trump’s businesses have employed over 1,000 H-2A/B visa holders since 2000. H-2B, non-agricultural, and H-2A, agricultural...   Read More