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What "Experts" Miss about Economic Inequality

Price ControlsMonetary PolicyPovertyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Many of the "solutions" peddled by today's experts are more likely to increase wealth inequality than decrease it.
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Problems with Theories on the Black-White Wealth Gap

Media and CulturePoverty

Vague and generalizing theories about culture and race don't tell us much about the wealth gap between blacks and whites. The answer is more complex.
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Three Barriers to Improving Poverty Rates in America

PovertyU.S. Economy

Government policy encourages single parent household formation while discouraging full-time employment and driving up housing costs.
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The Welfare State Did What Slavery Couldn't Do

PovertySocialismU.S. History

Thomas Sowell concluded that, “A vastly expanded welfare state in the 1960s destroyed the black family, which had survived centuries of slavery and generations of racial oppression.”
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Growth and Income Inequality in Africa

Cronyism and CorporatismPoverty

There are two kinds of inequality. One develops as societies innovate and become more productive. The other kind results from government corruption and intervention.
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How Government Regulations Make Housing Unaffordable

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsPoverty

The story of how housing became so unaffordable for so many is a tragic one. But this is a story of our own making, thanks to decades of misguided government regulations.
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Empathy for the Poor Is Not Enough


It's a good thing when politicians recognize that there are people out there who are less fortunate than the political class. But this empathy only does anyone any good if policymakers refrain from socialistic government schemes that make poverty worse.
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What Anticapitalist Christian Economists Get Wrong

CapitalismPovertyU.S. History

The saddest aspect of this economic ignorance is that these evangelicals have completely ignored the real reductions in poverty rates in the past forty years, reductions that are due to liberalizing economies that once were in socialist straitjackets.
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Inequality is Overstated—and Overrated


Measures of wealth inequality overstate actual inequality in terms of the standard of living of wealthy people relative to the rest.
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4 Reasons to Oppose a Universal Basic Income

Big GovernmentPovertySocialismTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Beyond the usual arguments about incentives and taxes, UBI is a dangerous policy that supercharges the state and threatens to heighten tensions between different groups in society.
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