In The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, Prof. Michael Novak builds a strong case for the middle-class family. As our “primary institution of realism,” the middle-class family has taught us discipline, self-control, humility, and how to use and accept authority.
In today’s complex and confusing world, we are confronted daily with increasingly bad news about society’s ills. Discussions among our most informed business leaders are often filled with strong opinions concerning important problems and the lack of “someone” to find appropriate solutions. That “someone” might be an elected public official, an educator, or a group of citizens such as parents, religious leaders, or special interest groups.