We can’t ignore culture if we want America to thrive

Illustration: Marriage by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

Illustration: Marriage by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times more > ANALYSIS/OPINION:

A thriving society needs a strong economy. The reverse is just as true: A healthy economy is built on a vibrant culture that promotes individual and social well-being.

It’s helpful to think of a society as an ecosystem — one in which cultural, political and economic spheres greatly overlap. As in any ecosystem, change in one sector reverberates across the entire system.Take marriage, for example, a most foundational socio-economic institution. In America, this institution has been in a decadeslong decline; fewer children are born to and raised throughout […]