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A Free Lunch

I’m getting a lot of inquiries from people at CNN and radio shows asking me to talk about  paying at-risk teenagers not to become pregnant. Mainly, people seem to think I’m totally nuts, so let me clarify a few key … Continue reading

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Carrots and Sticks and the politics of teen pregnancy

To the folks who think I’m crazy for proposing that we pay kids not to get pregnant, a few questions. Why is it so abhorrent to incentivize people, financially, to behave in certain ways? I’m talking about cases where the … Continue reading

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