Social policy is economic policy

Here’s how Joy Pullmann at opens her article, “Family Policy Is Economic Policy“:

When asked about connection between America’s economic and social policy, the Ethics & Public Policy Center’s Mary Eberstadt is blunt: “The welfare state as we know it would not exist without fractured families.”

Did you get that, fiscal conservatives who call yourselves social liberals? You can pretend we can have one kind of country and another kind of government — but that’s all it is is pretend.

This website has posted and linked to many articles on the topic of the connection between the economic and social issues, but clearly despite the abundance of evidence that economic conservatism can’t succeed without social conservatism many people still haven’t gotten the word. We’ll have to keep at it. Here are a two related articles by Star Parker.

Free Markets, Individual Virtue Fuel Prosperity

Cultural Roots of a Fiscal Crisis