Samuel Hammond

Samuel Hammond

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


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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The Limits of Regulatory Capture Share This

Jun 15, 2020

A Response to Ganesh Sitaraman

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On Workforce Investment Share This

Jun 09, 2020

Reshoring strategies can only go so far without investment in America’s skilled workforce.

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Marco Rubio Takes on Deindustrialization and Race Share This

May 27, 2020

Re: Deindustrialization, racial discrimination, and the case for common good capitalism

The decline in American manufacturing hurt workers of every racial background.

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Hamiltonian Means, Jeffersonian Ends Share This

May 20, 2020

My American Compass co-blogger, Michael Lind, likes to portray America’s development as a tug of war between the ideals of Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson — nation builders and industrialists on the one hand, and laissez-faire localists on the other.  It’s an eye-opening way to interpret the turning points throughout U.S. history, and yet the […]

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