The Family Economics of Jennifer Roback Morse

If you’ve attended Acton University in the past few years you’ve probably had the good fortune to take the required foundational class “Economic Way of Thinking” from Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse.
Morse became a leading economist of the family a few decades ago after discovering an assumption made by Adam Smith: The economy depends on the intact family raising children. Morse brought this common sense observation into direct contact with economic analysis in her seminal work Love and Economics, first published in 2001. Several years later Morse founded the Ruth Institute to help religiously serious students understand why a free society requires

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