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Fighting Poverty and Expanding Opportunity

Many conservatives fault government welfare programs for being too expensive and running afoul of constitutional boundaries. Civil society offers far more hope and opportunity for escaping poverty than government programs. Read More.

Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Civil Society

The question at the root of the debate over the Health and Human Services mandate requiring insurance plans to cover birth control is: Can the government mandate what insurance must cover, employers offer, and individuals buy? Read More.

Does Limited Government Mean Abandoning the Poor?

Government assumes that poverty is a material problem that can be solved by more entitlement spending. Read More.

Families, religious institutions, and individuals are at the heart of America’s thriving civil society, providing effectively for the welfare of individuals and communities in ways that government programs do not have the capacity to address.


Experts on Civil Society

  • Jennifer A. Marshall img Jennifer A. Marshall

    Vice President for the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, and the Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Fellow