“Market forces have crushed Americans’ ability to have thriving family lives, as well as to raise strong, solid kids.  The blame lies with US politicians, who have sold families out to the wrongheaded notion that the free market best supports them.”

MAXINE EICHNER, THE FREE MARKET FAMILY

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 16, 2020

Temple Law School Faculty Colloquium

Philadelphia, PA

The Free-Market Family

April 2, 2020, 12 PM

The State of Things Radio Show

WUNC 91.5

The Free-Market Family, in conversation with Frank Stasio

April 6, 2020

Book Reading: The Free-Market Family

Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC

Reading to be followed by Q&A with Rep. Graig Meyer

April 24-25, 2020

The Association for the Promotion of Political Economy and the Law (APPEAL)

Keynote Presentation

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

THE DATA

United Nations Report 

Children's Happiness

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A UN study of children’s life satisfaction in 27 industrialized countries ranked our country tied for 15th along with 7 other countries, including the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic. That puts us below not only wealthy countries like Sweden, the Netherlands, and Spain but also countries that are far poorer than our own such as Estonia and Slovenia.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Maxine Eichner is the Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She writes on issues at the intersection of law and political theory, focusing particularly on families, social welfare law and policy, gender, and the relationship among the family, the workplace, and market forces. 

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