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Family Services

If there is one set of societal “facts” today which seem to be firmly established, they relate to families. From my own clear recollections, now going back nearly ninety years, we don’t “do” families half as well as we used to. Decay in the central firmness of families imposes horrendous costs: some are monetary—billions of dollars in taxes to finance “social services”, many of which might more realistically be called social swindles. Other costs are paid through the disappearance of much social amenity from our day-to-day lives: trains no longer safe to travel on; the horrible table manners of teenagers;…

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