Jeffrey Miron This article appeared on Substack on July 31, 2023. A recent front in the culture wars is public libraries, such as in Front Royal, Virginia, where a handful of residents ha[s] begun demanding the removal of certain books in the children’s section of Warren County’s only

Adam N. Michel and Vanessa Brown Calder First introduced by Republicans as part of the Contract with America, the child tax credit (CTC) has won wide bipartisan support as an income‐​transfer program to fight poverty, a subsidy to middle‐​class families, and a tool to boost declining fertility,

Jeffrey Miron and Jacob Winter This article appeared on Substack on July 27, 2023. In fiscal year 2022, the federal government spent $76 billion subsidizing nondefense, scientific research. This component of federal expenditure is modest relative to the $6.27 trillion total or the $632.7 billion private sources

The acronym 2SLGBTQ+IA stands for two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, androgynous, and asexual. The 2SLGBTQ+IA community is often described as seeking “rights and equality” for its members. What fair-minded person could object? Increasingly, however, the community appears to want privileges and equity as

The world since 1900 has experienced two major world-encompassing wars. Wars cost a lot of money, and countries—even if they were once on a gold standard—usually start printing massive amounts of money to finance their wars. This fact can be seen in the United States