Economics, Love, and Family Values
Nancy Folbre and Jennifer Roback Morse on the Invisible Heart
By A.M.C. Waterman
Economists Nancy Folbre and Jennifer Roback Morse stand far apart on the political spectrum, but their recent books (Folbres The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values and Morses Love and Economics: Why the Laissez-Faire Family Doesnt Work) offer complementary insights into economics, the family and love. On a superficial reading, they line up on opposite sides of the culture wars that divide American intellectuals, but a closer reading reveals that their differences are more apparent than real.
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