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  • Groundbreaking New Study: Rates of Upward Mobility Have Not Declined

    A carefully woven narrative has emerged in Washington, one that seemed to resonate quite well in its New York City mayoral debut. This narrative directly links rising inequality with the troubling possibility that the American Dream is vanishing. In short, both opportunity and upward mobility are said to be on … More

    Blame Income Inequality?

    Scott Winship’s recent piece in National Affairs, “Overstating the Costs of Inequality,” elevates the national debate over the role that income inequality plays in economic mobility and growth. Winship, an economist at the Brookings Institution, finds “simply very little evidence to suggest that…income disparities between the rich, middle class, and … More

    Generation Y: A Taste of What Is To Come for Generation Debt

    You may be wondering whether anyone, after all, went over the fiscal cliff at the end of December. News reports about Congress’s last-second legislation certainly conveyed the impression that everyone stepped away from that fateful edge. However, if you are under the age of 35, that rushing sound you hear … More

    12 Days of Obamacare Surprises: More Medicare Cuts

    Not all surprises are good. When it comes to Obamacare, the original projections are turning into unfortunately different realities. For the next five days, Heritage is going to highlight one of the various changes in Obamacare projections (e.g. cost, enrollment, etc.) from when the law first passed until now. Obamacare … More

    12 Days of Obamacare Surprises: Uninsured Americans

    Not all surprises are good. When it comes to Obamacare, the original projections are turning into unfortunately different realities. For the next 8 days, Heritage is going to highlight one of the various changes in Obamacare projections (e.g., cost, enrollment, etc.) from when the law first passed until now. One … More

    Medicaid Is Failing the People It Is Intended to Help

    Heritage’s Kevin Dayaratna finds in a recent survey of academic literature that “Medicaid’s so-called safety net cripples the very people it is designed to help.” The structural flaws in the program produce a cascade of failures, starting with underpaid and overburdened doctors, which produces longer waits for care, in turn … More

    Why Medicare Must Be Reformed

    Medicare at Risk: Visualizing the Need for Reform from The Heritage Foundation Medicare is shaping up to be a deciding factor in the debate over our nation’s future. As Heritage’s Bob Moffit and Alyene Senger explain in a recent paper, “Why Traditional Medicare Must (and Will) Be Reformed,” the status … More