Poverty v. Amnesty

US Unemployment Rate Down to Nearly 7-Year Low – Trading Economics The unemployment rate for blacks was 12 percent in February 2014, compared with 5.8 percent for whites – National Urban League Unemployment rate among Black 18- to- 29-year-olds at 22.1 percent – Generation Opportunity The declining labor participation rate has created an additional 1.7 […]

The Hand Up

  I’ve been thinking a lot about poverty lately.  Maybe it was Kevin Williamson’s piece on poverty in Appalachia, or The AEI video series on Social Justice as envisioned from a conservative viewpoint.  I was thinking about it long before the latest piece on poverty I shared, one with the provocative title “Can You Fight […]

Welfare v. Work – Welfare PAYS

Today the Cato Institute released an update to its Work Vs. Welfare study, originally conducted in 1995.  The study evaluated welfare benefits from available programs at the federal and state level, and determined the equivalent hourly wage that a welfare recipient would have to earn in order to maintain the same lifestyle.  Some of the […]