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Medicaid and other antipoverty programs reward work, not indolence

By Robert Mann It’s a common delusion among some wealthy people that their success is a product of their industry and ingenuity. They regard poverty, therefore, as a consequence of indolence and ignorance. As the British journalist Walter Bagehot once … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal’s White House Potshot

By Robert Mann As the nation’s governors left the White House last Monday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy was furious. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, heĀ muttered, was a “cheap-shot artist.” Give Malloy credit for perception. He has sized up Jindal nicely. What’s … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal’s poverty of compassion

By Robert Mann I’ve often wondered why Gov. Bobby Jindal is so apathetic about the plight of the working poor. How could one raised in a state with some of the nation’s worst poverty govern as if such people don’t … Continue reading

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