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Social Ills
What Inequality Doesn’t Mean

Is inequality a death sentence for the American republic? Two recent books vigorously argue both sides of the case—with the naysayer pulling out ahead.

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Social Science
The Inequality Hype

The great devil of progressives turns out to be mainly a figment of accounting. Better data gives us a more heartening picture of American well-being.

Retroview: What Poverty Means

We usually think of John Kenneth Galbraith as the archetypal liberal—and not without reason. But Galbraith's late 1950s understanding of the interplay between the sources of poverty and public policy remediation was far more realistic, and in every way superior, to what came after him. A look back is both enlightening and, frankly, a bit depressing, given the profound confusion we have been mired in ever since.

Women's Work

How to create real choices for women and their families in modern times.

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