Economics

Center on Wealth & Poverty

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Rural Minnesota road with dramatic clouds at sundown

The Middle of the Country

In the U.S., half of all the homeless persons who sleep outside do so in California, and it seems that at least half the coverage of homelessness in national publications concerns California. Read More ›
Fight the Good Fight

Fight the Good Fight

Hard choices lie ahead, Christians. The bestselling team of James Robison and Jay Richards show what’s at stake in our post-Christian society, how to prepare, and why we must never forget that the battle, above all, is spiritual. Our rulers have kicked aside our Constitution and common sense. They have demonized our heroes. Now they’re trying to erase the difference Read More ›

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Dollar bill plant growth from ground.Concept of money tree growing from American dollars

Life After Capitalism Highlights The Way Forward For Economists

Life After Capitalism is full of new ideas with great potential to advance the study of economics out of its current stagnant ruts. Among other things, it may help bridge the cultural divide between business innovators and policy wonks. Readers will find new vistas and horizons in every chapter. Read More ›
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Report: Homelessness Data Reveal Reasons for Collapse of King County Outreach Program

A study from the Fix Homelessness Initiative of Discovery Institute reveals the expensive failure of the government to run a now-defunct downtown outreach program in Seattle funded by the region’s leading foundations and corporations. It also reveals a lack of transparency from non-profits receiving millions in contracts from King County to address homelessness. Read More ›
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The dead piggy bank lies upside down on coins, Economic crisis, Decrease, layoff, job fired, pay cuts, low cost, collection
The dead piggy bank lies upside down on coins, Economic crisis, Decrease, layoff, job fired, pay cuts, low cost, collection

Rich But Bankrupt: Entrepreneurs Make Us Wealthier While Government Money Managers Lead Us to Ruin

Almost everyone has far more wealth due to technological advances than anyone had 30 years ago, yet their money balance sheets and that of most governments flirt with bankruptcy. How can this be? Read More ›
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Homeless man sitting on the street, generative ai

A Christian Approach to Treating Fentanyl Addiction

A California rescue mission rehabilitates people through love of God and fellowship. I spent four days and nights last month at the Orange County Rescue Mission, a Christian outfit serving the local homeless. I left with stories from 40 men and women about years of cycling through drug deals, arrests, jail, probation, parole violations, homelessness and prison. Andrew, 36, dropped Read More ›

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Double Trouble
Double Trouble

Homeless by Tornado

Let’s look at causes of homelessness. Substance abuse is a big one through much of the U.S., but users like to be close to cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine dealers who rarely hang out in little cities: Amarillo, with 200,000 people 117 driving miles away from Perryton, is more like it. Read More ›
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George Gilder | Life After Capitalism on the Eric Metaxas Radio Show

Eric Metaxas interviews polymathic genius George Gilder. Gilder is an American investor, author, economist, and co-founder of the Discovery Institute. In this interview we discuss many things including his latest book: Life After Capitalism: The Meaning of Wealth, the Future of the Economy, and the Time Theory of Money.