Daniel Schmidt and Michael Hartmann pay homage to Michael Joyce, long-time president of the Bradley Foundation, and draw lessons for the future direction of conservative giving, which they see becoming more diverse and personal. There is a lot worth reading in the essay, but some of the areas where they see a need to focus are
- education, particularly history and civics education
- higher education, university culture and free speech
- employment, apprenticeships and the changing nature of work
- the role of families
- opportunities to advance ideas outside of electoral politics
Critical for supporters of the John Lock Foundation, is how these ideas tie together economic freedom and human dignity through subsidiarity:
The economic freedom necessary for American workers and their families to flourish in the market should still be vigorously defended and advanced as well, of course, with help from conservative givers. These workers do not want to be overtaxed, and they do not want the businesses they own or for which they work to be unfairly over-regulated by an overbearing administrative state. They want the opportunity, the human dignity, recognized in the country’s founding documents. This constitutional order—including its central principles of federalism and the separation of powers—needs to be restored.