Paid Parental Leave Is Fueling Sweden's Start-Up Boom
August 25, 2015
The birthplace of Spotify and Skype is the number-two tech hub in the world, after Silicon Valley. Is the strong welfare system responsible?
Why Social Security Is a Success, in Four Charts
August 14, 2015
Happy birthday to America's biggest and best welfare program.
Pass the popcorn.
Stop Calling Bernie Sanders a Socialist
April 30, 2015
The Vermont senator is a "democratic socialist"—and yes, there's a difference.
In Wisconsin, Food Assistance Is No Longer Free
April 02, 2015
If you're single without kids in Wisconsin, you're going to have to work for your food stamps.
Republicans Want to Gut Our Most Effective Welfare Program
March 17, 2015
And they're using "states' rights" as an excuse.
What David Brooks doesn't understand about poverty.
What Some Conservatives Call Kids Now: "Human Capital"
February 20, 2015
Human capital is a terrible term that no one should use, especially for children.
And yet, from public school to Social Security, all of us are on some kind of welfare.
The similarities between these groups are frightening.