Economics

Center on Wealth & Poverty

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Hands of Homelessness Poor man holding the paper house hope to have family home and warm home
Hands of Homelessness Poor man holding the paper house hope to have family home and warm home

Discovery Institute Releases National Report on Homelessness

The problems linked to homelessness, including substance abuse, mental illness, and crime, are increasing in America despite untold sums of government money spent to address this complex problem. Read More ›
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Street signs for Rue D' Orleans and Rue Bourbon in New Orleans, Louisiana
Street signs for Rue D' Orleans and Rue Bourbon in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sunday Morning, New Orleans

What causes homelessness? Broken relationships, mental illness, and addiction are leading indicators, but some become ill from being on the streets. Societal errors have played a part alongside individual decisions. The expressways of New Orleans, like their counterparts in other cities, eliminated hundreds of homes and destroyed many small businesses. Read More ›
Superabundance

Superabundance in the Washington Times

Escaping grinding deprivation has been the aspiration of humanity since the dawn of time. Now that many of the planet’s peoples are blessed with sufficient means of survival — and some with plenty — a trendy narrative threatens to turn the dream into a nightmare. Read More ›
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corn field with sunset at countryside
corn field with sunset at countryside

Forbes: Teach the Truth and Superabundance

In Superabundance, economists Gale Pooley and Marian Tupy show just how extraordinarily better off Americans are today than we were even a few decades ago—and how remarkably our well-being has improved over time. Read More ›