It's the Family, Stupid!
Robert W. Patterson
, editor of The Family in America
(LINK UPDATED--a journal that deserves far wider circulation), emphasizes the link between economic conservatism and moral conservatism. He finds Theodore Roosevelt a most useful source for urging the strengthening of the family. The criticism of him as a Progressive needs to take this observation of his into account. This academic work
, by John D. Mueller, a former adviser to Jack Kemp, makes the case for Augustinian, natural law economics, which also understands the family, not individuals, as the root of economic activity properly understood. It is due out in mid-October from ISI Press.
10:09 PM / October 5, 2010