Samuel Hammond

Samuel Hammond is the Director of Poverty and Welfare Policy at the Niskanen Center.

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Seeing Like a Pro-Family State Share This

Feb 24, 2021

Addressing our fertility and family-formation crises will require us to push the boundaries of family policy and embrace a whole-of-society approach.

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How to Raise the Minimum Wage, If You Must Share This

Feb 23, 2021

Let’s peg the federal minimum wage to state median wages.

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The Future Really is Faction Share This

Jan 30, 2021

Democrats and Republicans alike should feel free to contradict their putative leaders, for they contain multitudes.

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Asymptotic Freedom Share This

Jan 17, 2021

Far from being on a censorship slipper-slope, Big Tech will soon lose their ability to confine our interactions altogether.

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“It’s my %$!#ing money” and the hollow populism of stimulus checks Share This

Dec 29, 2020

“Checks” risks becoming the rallying cry for a hollow form of populism, one that seeks to merely extract value for the masses rather than build something new and permanent.

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Families deserve dedicated relief. Senator Hawley to the rescue? Share This

Dec 07, 2020

The pandemic has placed an enormous burden on the lives of parents and children in particular.

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Paid Family Leave Can Help Combat the Coming Covid Baby Bust Share This

Nov 30, 2020

International evidence shows Paid Family Leave programs can boost fertility rates.

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How Judy Shelton’s call for a new Bretton Woods duped pro-worker conservatives Share This

Nov 23, 2020

The 1990s called. They want Judy Shelton’s bankrupt ideology back.

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Social Media is an Engineering Disaster Waiting to Happen Share This

Oct 20, 2020

Fake news pales in its power to real news presented with misleading frequency.

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No, the New Deal Wasn’t Racist Share This

Oct 12, 2020

Re: The New Deal Wasn’t Intrinsically Racist

Save for the Civil Rights Act, no single federal policy or program has done more to advance racial equity than Social Security.

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The Impoverished Debate Over Section 230 Share This

Jul 13, 2020

It’s more nuanced than you think.

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Social Conservatism and the “Small Government” Straightjacket Share This

Jul 06, 2020

Re: The Fight on the Right: A Pre-Trump or Post-Trump Future?

“We are conservatives, and conservatives believe in supporting families directly.”

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