Family (page 8)

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    Seek the better path. Politicizing everything is soul-crushing.

    The real "Resistance" Movement this country needs is one that resists the dedicated effort by a few to cram our political differences into everything,
    Jon Sanders, June 26, 2018
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    Divorce and degrees

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon details a disturbing study into the links between divorce and children’s educational attainment. The children of divorced parents acquire fewer undergraduate and professional degrees, even after controlling for a variety of factors, according to a new study. The study, recently…
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2018
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    You can’t get skinny by tightening your belt

    Peter Boettke discussed who should have the authority for different public functions in his address as president of the Southern Economic Association and in this week’s episode of EconTalk. It’s a big topic that raises important questions on freedom and community. Fortunately, Boettke worked closely with Richard Cornuelle on…
    Joseph Coletti, May 17, 2018
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    Capitalism and the hole in your soul

    “Capitalism cannot provide meaning, spirituality, or sense of belonging. Those things are upstream of capitalism,” Jonah Goldberg writes in his new, optimistic book, Suicide of the West. Mitch has commented on Goldberg’s attribution of the modern miracle of liberty to John Locke. Goldberg explains what we’ve lost and why…
    Joseph Coletti, May 2, 2018
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    There is hope in small towns and there are challenges in cities

    Can we save the small towns and rural areas that are losing people to booming metropolitan areas? Gracy Olmstead explores the options and some of the overlooked costs and benefits what we leave behind may not be all bad, as we go out in search of greater gains: “The…
    Joseph Coletti, April 20, 2018
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    Wait for it

    Some truths span cultures, even if we forget them from time to time. When somebody rediscovers one of these truths, it starts to show up everywhere. Consider the importance of waiting to have children until marriage, which should come after completing education and beginning work (or post-secondary education). The Journals…
    Joseph Coletti, March 29, 2018
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    Patriotic History

    Those who take Eliot Cohen’s classes on strategy and policy become better writers and thinkers themselves as a result of his care for the subject and the English language. Cohen has offered “A Modest Plea for Patriotic History” to provide all Americans, but especially children, examples for our lives.
    Joseph Coletti, March 28, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that some members of UNC’s Board of Governors challenged the $95,000 bonus awarded to system President Margaret Spellings. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of the “success sequence.”…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2018