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EBT cards, as well as welfare reform, cut crime

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In a Washington Examiner column earlier this month, I suggested that welfare reform may have had the incidental and beneficial effect of cutting crime -- and be responsible for part of the astonishing decline of violent crime over the last 20 years. Now I see, thanks to Ben Domenech's "The Transom," that there is a National Bureau of Economic Research paper arguing that the provision of welfare...

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