My Rose-Colored Glasses

I am guilty as charged by both Scott and Lauren for often looking at the changes in the family over the last century with excessive optimism. I have been known to over-emphasize the good things that have happened because so much of the literature on the family spends so much time on the (supposed) pathologies that someone has to step up and point out the good stuff. It a classic case of Bastiat’s seen and unseen : the bad stuff is visible and immediate, while the good stuff requires more work to see and has unfolded slowly over a […]