Search Results for Henry Potrykus

  • Correction of Bias in the Index of Family Belonging and Rejection

    by Henry Potrykus

    February 12, 2014: The Index of Family Belonging and Rejection is conceptually the number of 17-year-olds (children on the cusp of adulthood) who have never experienced the break-up of their biological parents. That is, the biological parents of these children have remained together to rear their children. The household, in this sense, is intact.

  • U.S. Social Policy Dependence on the Family Derived from the Index of Belonging

    by Henry Potrykus and Pat Fagan

    February 12, 2013: Using the 2013 Index of Family Belonging and Rejection we explore major federal and state public policy outcomes and show that government depends on the intact family for the achievement of its stated goals. Government will likely continue to fail to achieve its goals if it continues to neglect the reality of this dependence.

  • Decline of Economic Growth: Human Capital & Population Change

    by Henry Potrykus and Pat Fagan

    January 31, 2012: Overall GDP growth in the United States has been lagging for more than 50 years, a phenomenon known as the 'growth slowdown.' Human capital considerations, when they are tied to the demographics of the working population, explain this growth slowdown

  • Our Fiscal Crisis: We Cannot Tax, Spend, And Borrow Enough To Substitute For Marriage

    by Henry Potrykus, Pat Fagan and Rob Schwarzwalder

    January 31, 2012: Government revenues come from the taxation of the economy. The slowdown of economic growth coupled with increasing dependency on entitlement and welfare programs makes closing the budget deficit impossible within the present welfare state model. The origin of these adverse pressures is the decline of the American family.

  • Marriage, Contraception & The Future of Western Peoples

    by Henry Potrykus and Pat Fagan

    December 02, 2011: The peoples of the West are self-depleting because of the adoption of extra-marital sexual norms coupled with a rejection of fertility: Negative trends in the openness to marriage and the openness to children drive an exponential decrease in the generations to come in Europe.

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