In the United States, the conservative blueprint envisions a flourishing society built upon a foundation of strong families and communities, buttressed by a free market. But cracks in that foundation are widening, the structure is swaying and market forces are providing little support. In response, conservatives are turning their focus to workers.
This response emerges from an insight that I like to call the working hypothesis: that a labour market in which workers can support strong families and communities is the central determinant of long-term prosperity and should be the central focus of public policy.
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