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Ryan Bourne

R. Evan Scharf Chair for the Public Understanding of Economics

Childcare Regulation and Quality

The DC government’s new regulations on childcare qualification levels could worsen the quality of care many children receive by pricing poor families out of the formal market.


A Jobs Guaranteed Economic Disaster

Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed a so‐​called federal “job guarantee,” but such a policy would be immensely costly to taxpayers and economically damaging.


A New Approach To Poverty

Poverty alleviation is frequently conflated with raising the incomes of the poor. But the cost of living matters too, and government increases the living costs of the poor in many areas.