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Why Wealth is Better Than Riches

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article by Allan Meltzer (A Welfare State or a Start-up Nation) which raises an issue deeper than tax-code revision and other mechanical differences between welfare states and start-up nations. Mr. Meltzer is speaking to a worldview issue … Continue reading

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Father Matters

Kudos to Marvin Olasky for his recent post at Townhall affirming that the numbers bear out the truth that one essential part of welfare reform is marriage. New York Times welfare specialist Jason DeParle said the “biggest surprise” to him as … Continue reading

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Welfare the False and the True: Part II

[Part I introduced the birth and decline of the Scottish Widow Fund, now completely secular and not growing as it used to. Go here to read his original, unedited post of  which the following is a condensation.] The Fund’s initial success in taking small … Continue reading

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Welfare the False and the True: Part I

[Vishal Mangalwadi argues that we have much to learn from a couple of Scots who wanted to care for widows and did something about it. Go here to read his original, unedited post of  which the following is a condensation.] Almost 300 years … Continue reading

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