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In Preparation for Grand Rapids

Recent pieces by members and others provide background fodder for our upcoming fall meeting on The Failure–and Future?–of the Welfare State:

Here are two takes on Paul Ryan’s recent proposals for welfare reform: “Postmodern Conservative” at National Review and  “A Budget Cut by Any Other Name” at Slate and

Robert Weissberg notes the challenge of speaking factually about race.

John Zmirak reflects on the challenges of Ferguson, MO.

And then there is this more optimistic piece on the comeback of Detroit by Amelia Hamilton.



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