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Published: 13 October 2021

368 Pages


ISBN: 9780197582114

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The Free-Market Family

How the Market Crushed the American Dream (and How It Can Be Restored)

Maxine Eichner

  • Explains why American families do so much worse and have it so much harder than families in other wealthy countries, particularly when it comes to childrearing
  • Argues that markets should be regulated to serve the interests of family wellbeing, rather than family wellbeing being sacrificed to serve the interests of the market, as they are in the US today
  • Discusses the missteps through which the arrived at its current (absence of) family supports, particularly since the 1970s
  • Shows how the US can do far better to support its families

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