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May 31, 2023  •  Weekly Newsletter
When It Comes to Inequality, We Should Count Our Blessings

Robert M. Whaples (Real Clear Markets)

There is a lot of talk today in America about inequality—but all of it needs to start (though it usually doesn’t) with this fact: the consumption levels of the poorest 5 percent of Americans today stand at the 95th percentile of all people who have ever lived! Time to revise (drastically) the textbooks! READ MORE »

Is Social Justice Just?

Edited by Robert M. Whaples et al.

Charity Without the Welfare State

John C. Goodman (Forbes)

Can we have a safety net that meets the needs of people who experience misfortune without creating a permanent class of nonworking dependents who behave in socially undesirable ways? “Yes,” says John Goodman, the father of health savings accounts—and he shows us how. READ MORE »

New Way to Care

Social Protections that Put Families First

By John C. Goodman

The Supreme Court’s Watershed 9-0 Ruling: Sackett v. EPA Ruling Is a Victory for Property Rights

K. Lloyd Billingsley (The Beacon)

In the government’s vision, growth of EPA power equals progress and any curtailment of EPA power allegedly takes the country “backwards.” But, in a 9-0 ruling regarding property rights, the Supreme Court just said otherwise. It’s a watershed event. READ MORE »

Re-Thinking Green

Alternatives to Environmental Bureaucracy

Edited by Robert Higgs, Carl P. Close

Biden’s College Loan Write-offs Are Unfair, Irresponsible—and Illegal

Richard K. Vedder (New York Post)

When scholars at the conservative Heritage Foundation reach the same negative conclusion about a policy as scholars at the liberal Urban Institute, you can be sure the thing is bad. So why, exactly, are we still considering federal student-loan forgiveness? READ MORE »

Restoring the Promise

Higher Education in America

By Richard K. Vedder

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