Samuel Hammond

Samuel Hammond is the poverty and welfare analyst at the Niskanen Center. Hammond earned his bachelor’s in economics with honors from Saint Mary’s University for a thesis examining Medicaid’s impact on religious affiliation, and has a master’s in Economics from Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada.


A Libertarian Model of the Social Safety Net

by David S. D’Amato on Feb 23, 2019

The paternalistic welfare state has failed to create a reliable social safety net. Decentralized, voluntary institutions can do the job better.