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California and the Supplemental Poverty Measure

I’ve often seen pieces comparing the economies of blue states and red states, with blue states generally coming out ahead. I was skeptical but interested in a piece by Kerry Jackson of the Pacific Research Institute on how California measures … Continue reading

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Complicated and Complex Problems In The Conservative Heart

I just read Arthur Brooks’ The Conservative Heart  and there is an excellent metaphor (page 66) on the difference between problems that can be solved and those that can’t. LBJ’s intentions were certainly good, and the goals he envisioned were … Continue reading

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Where Republicans and Feminist Academics Agree

American conservatives tend to have a conflicted response to authority, and that shows in the reaction to the New York Times‘s Truth Vigilante column. Conservatives seem to have a postmodern position, similar to what is associated with several strands of (mostly liberal) academia. … Continue reading

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