The Family Presented as Antidote to Economic Crisis

And now for something encouraging and motivating when it comes to reviving the biblical “household economy.” A rabbi who spoke of the family, an economist who spoke of morality, a priest who spoke of conjugal love. All this took place during the meeting “The Family as an Engine of Economic Growth: Values and Prospects,” which took place Tuesday afternoon in the Regina Room of the … Continue reading The Family Presented as Antidote to Economic Crisis

Women Say ‘No!’ to Equality in Retirement

From Israel National News: Egged on by feminists, Knesset’s Labor and Welfare Committee approves law that would keep women’s retirement age 5 years under men’s…. The leaders of Israel’s women’s groups adhere to militant “feminist” ideology which demands equality between men and women as regards respect, privilege and power. Equality is never demanded, however, with regard to obligations. Overwhelmingly, women’s advocates see special privileges for … Continue reading Women Say ‘No!’ to Equality in Retirement

Marriage, family and the business dividend

From Mercatornet: Have you read the latest on the Greek bailout? Last I heard people who were lucky enough to have government jobs are on strike because they are about to lose them, thanks to austerity measures being forced on the country by the EU and the IMF. The sunny Mediterranean country is the eye of the storm of the European debt crisis. It also … Continue reading Marriage, family and the business dividend

GINKs on the rise?

From Shannon Buckley at Mercatornet: Those who would have us stop having children have obviously got through to the editor of The Guardian, Lisa Hymas, who has announced that she is going to be a ‘GINK’ – which is apparently a trendy new term which stands for ‘green inclinations, no kids’…. According to Hymas having no children is a family type that there is still prejudice against, so it needs to promoted and … Continue reading GINKs on the rise?

Be proactive about the future: Attend the Family Economics Conference!

And now for something encouraging, heartening, and motivating: The economies of the world around us rise and fall, corporations come and go, but we are hopeful and excited about the future of the family economy. Families around America are beginning to see the vision for work and economics that existed for over 4,000 years – family-based production in the context of the household. Forget about … Continue reading Be proactive about the future: Attend the Family Economics Conference!

Growth with a Purpose: Why Policymakers Should Grow the Family, Not Just GDP

Robert W. Patterson of The Family in America has a fantastic, thought-provoking article up about how we cannot grow the economy without restoring marriage and the family first. Families produce wealth and grow nations. [W]hat does it mean to “grow” the economy? The growth that the typical American family wants to see is the kind that gives the economy a human or family purpose. It … Continue reading Growth with a Purpose: Why Policymakers Should Grow the Family, Not Just GDP

As the family goes, so goes the economy

From Mercatornet: As we know, the family in western countries is not going very well. In its introduction the FRC report points out that people have a reduced capacity for the intimate social relationships that marriage demands. Most American parents cannot stand each other enough to raise the children they have brought into existence. In 2008, only 45 percent of American seventeen-year-olds were in a … Continue reading As the family goes, so goes the economy