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Friedrich List (1841)

| Jun 01, 2020

The prosperity of a nation is not … greater in the proportion in which it has amassed more wealth (ie, values of exchange), but in the proportion in which it has more developed its powers of production.

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Wells King

Wells King is the research director at American Compass.

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A Warning From the UK: Don’t Let Government Take Over Child Care

Ryan Bourne | May 05, 2021 |

Libertarians and American Compass-types disagree on plenty. But here’s something that should unite us: the desirability of having families, rather than the federal government, decide which care settings are best for young children. While all parents have strong opinions on this question, a confident, pluralistic society should allow a thousand child-care flowers to bloom, meeting […]

Should a Child Benefit Be Based on Marital and Employment Status?

Amber Lapp | May 04, 2021 |

In his recent post, Oren Cass helpfully examines the existing family policy proposals put on the table by Republicans this year. As someone who cares a lot about marriage and family, it has been exciting to see this conversation unfold. But I can’t get rid of a nagging reaction that I have to the related […]