President Trump’s discretionary budget proposal includes a $182 million cut to the McGovern-Dole Food for Education program, eliminating the program entirely. Whatever else one thinks of Trump’s budget, this is a good idea.
It will save taxpayers a small amount of money, which is nice. But far more importantly, canceling the program will also likely help the former recipients.
Continue reading Help That Hurts: The Case of US Food Aid
After getting laid off and being unemployed for five full months, Kwame Jackson was ready to hear some good news.*
It came this week, when he heard about a new study on the minimum wage prepared by a leading Ivy League-trained economist, Dr. Bertrand Hopkins. The study was consistent with the latest groundbreaking research on the subject, and added to a growing body of evidence that minimum wage increases are in fact good for workers–contrary to what the libertarian purists at the Heritage Foundation might have you believe.
Continue reading Newly Unemployed Man Relieved by Econ. Study Showing Min. Wage Hikes Are Good for Workers