Paying People Not to Work: The Unemployment Compensation System

The Unemployment Compensation system encourages employeers to lay off their employees and discourages the unemployed from finding new jobs.

Private Sector Alternatives to the Welfare State: A New Agenda for Black Americans

The black community in the U.S. has a rich tradition of self-help institutions. These institutions, essential to black survival, thrived in the time of black slavery, during the period following the C…

Privatizing the Welfare State

New evidence shows that there are remarkable differences among the people we label as "poor".

Paying People to be Poor

Since 1972, there has been a strong, positive relationship between the amount of welfare spending and the amount of poverty, after adjusting for other important factors, including the unemployment rat…

Welfare Report

The welfare system of the United States is creating proverty, not destroying it. The War on Poverty not only is not being won, but the weapons designed to defeat poverty are being used to insure its p…