Lawrence M. Mead

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September 20, 2011

Scholasticism: Causes and Cures

Lawrence M. Mead

In the second part of “The Other Danger…Scholasticism in Academic Research” (Academic Questions, Winter 2010), Lawrence M. Mead defines “scholasticism” as the ever n...

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January 9, 2014

Ask a Scholar: Does the Poverty Rate Affect the Non-Poor?

Lawrence M. Mead

A question about the effects of poverty rates on those who are not themselves poor.

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September 7, 2012

Ask a Scholar: Welfare, Single Mothers, and Marriage

Lawrence M. Mead

A politics scholar addresses the question, "Should marriage be a condition included in welfare reform? Would welfare benefits incentivize women to get married?&#...

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November 23, 2010

The Other Danger...Scholasticism in Academic Research

Lawrence M. Mead

Researchers have narrowed their focus to the point of irrelevance in the real world, writes Prof. Lawrence Mead. In this article, which appeared in the winter issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no....

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