Love and Economics: A Foundational Issue for a Free Society

Day 4
Session 10
3:20 PM

The economic way of thinking CANNOT be applied wholesale to the family. Confusion on this point has caused terrible social policies and heartache for millions of families.

  1. The insights that economics gives into the truth.
  2. How it’s a mistake to try and think of the family in economic terms.
  3. The points where the logic of love and the logic of economics converge and where they diverge.
  4. Why we must understand the family correctly in order to build and sustain a free society.


Recommended Readings

Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village, Jennifer Roback Morse. 

Marriage and Equality: How natural marriage upholds the ideal of equality for children, Jennifer Johnson.

Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage and the Family, Stephen Baskerville, (Nashville, TN: Cumberland House Publishing, 2007).

A General Theory of Love, Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, and Richard Lannon, (New York: Vintage, 2001)

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