Dear People of 2021: What Can We Learn From Hindsight?

Our forebears had a lot of ideas about where we’d be by now. Go back just a few years, and you’ll find no end of prophecies about the world we’d inhabit today — tech fantasies of roads filled with se...

The Shadow of Ronald Reagan Is Costing Us Dearly

In fact, Mr. Reagan’s welfare reforms just made the poor poorer. When a three-year recession hit in 1980, six million more Americans fell into poverty. By 1989, employment recovered, but a weak socia...

What the Rich Don’t Want to Admit About the Poor

This is the conversation about poverty that we don’t like to have: We discuss the poor as a pity or a blight, but we rarely admit that America’s high rate of poverty is a policy choice, and there are...