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May 3, 2023

The Mainline Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Social Capitalism

Download the Dataset When Alexis de Tocqueville penned his seminal Democracy in America lauding the strength of American communities, institutions, and associations, he noted the unique status of religion. Religion,…

February 23, 2023

Distance to 100: An Alternative to Racial Achievement Gaps

…study conducted by University of Southern California researcher David Quinn were randomly assigned to view a TV news story about the differential achievement of black and white learners, Quinn found…

February 2, 2023

Prioritizing Money Over Marriage, Today’s Parents Are Making a Big Mistake

…their own kids. About half of adults today witnessed a divorce or break-up in their own parents’ relationship. The Institute for Family Studies research fellows David and Amber Lapp have explained that “anxiety about…

January 3, 2023

Systemic Disadvantage

…discrimination in employment and housing. Low-income whites share other social experiences more commonly associated with blacks and other racial minorities. David Lapp, co-founder of Braver Angels and research fellow at…

January 3, 2022

Dynamism as a Public Philosophy

…dawn of the Industrial Era, that the notions of potentiality and fulfillment took on an especially commercial hue. The Scottish philosophers David Hume and Adam Smith argued that it was…