Did Welfare Reform Work?

SPOILER ALERT! NO! This week, the New York Times Retro Report¬†puts a spotlight on President Clinton’s 1996 Welfare Reform Act. Given the appealing monica (see what I did there!) Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, a Democratic president signed into law what was, up until that point, a conservative wet dream. With clueless pride President […]

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Oh, Boy! Phil Gramm is Giving Advice!

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?¬† Today, one of my students came into my class with an editorial in the Wall Street Journal written by Phil Gramm. Gramm is a visiting scholar for the American Enterprise Institute. the American Enterprise Institute, according to its own website, is “committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity and strengthening […]

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