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Poverty

Enlightened Cooperation: Why Libraries Work When Welfare Doesn’t

Amidst a global pandemic and an economic recession, the American people are in need. Not just for human connection but also public assistance. Stimulus checks and unemployment benefits have led to mixed results and polarization threatens any further federal aid. It is...

The Benefits Cliff and Labor Supply: Lessons from Behavioral Economics

Standard economic theory relies on the assumption that we make choices rationally. Besides the disagreement surrounding the definition of rationality itself, there is growing evidence that suggests our behavior actually is not always rational. While it seems...

Helping the Homeless: Public-Private Partnerships in Los Angeles County

Can the public and private sectors effectively partner to provide temporary shelter assistance to the homeless? For the citizens of Los Angeles, California, this is no idle question. With 46,874 homeless, the “City of Flowers and Sunshine” is host to nearly 10% of the...