Friday, November 19, 2010

Baltic Truth

"A country that does not adequately value the family’s impact on its economy, in the long run is doomed to battling extended economic recession, not to mention the costs of social welfare programs and crime reduction," says Lithuanian Economy Minister Dainius Kreivys — Economies rise and fall with the family.

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Blogger mcmlxix said...

I think that in our hyper-individualistic society, families are shunned by many as a source paternalism (dominance) and a detriment to autonomy. But when the social state takes over things that were for millennia the purview of the extended family such as the tending to and education of children all the way up to the tending to the infirm and elderly, dominance doesn't decrease and autonomy doesn't increase. It's quite the opposite really.

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