• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • Why the Issue of Overpaid Government Workers Matters

    Government workers probably aren’t overpaid, and even if they are, we shouldn’t care. This is Paul Krugman’s message in a recent blog post that takes on the critics of government pay. He is wrong on both counts. The Heritage Foundation has written extensively about public-private pay disparities, and we have … More

    School Choice: What Parents Want

    The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) is a comprehensive school choice program that serves some of the lowest performing students in the nation.  Now two decades old, MPCP has allowed mostly poor and black parents to choose any school—public or private, religious or secular—for their children to attend. The most … More

    Bigger Businesses Pay Higher Wages

    Looking for a raise during these tough economic times? You may want to try working for a larger company. Though largely unpublicized, the fact that wages rise with firm size is a well established result in labor economics. We might call this the “Big Business wage premium,” which exists even … More

    Vouchers Do Not Harm Public Schools

    Opponents of school choice worry that public schools will suffer when competition is introduced.  They cite the diversion of money away from public schools and the “creaming” of the best students into private schools, leaving the neediest children even worse off than before.  But how realistic is this scenario? A … More