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July 23 2019

Is Paid Family Leave Compatible with Conservative Principles? • Ethics and Public Policy Center DC

featuring Kristin A. Shapiro

American conservatism has long been defined by its reluctance to expand federal government power. Yet Donald Trump became president with the backing of most conservative voters with a policy agenda that was at best agnostic on this question and in many respects favored a significant expansion of federal power. One important part of that agenda was the creation of a federally-financed family leave policy. Join EPPC, conservative advocates and opponents of paid family leave, and policymakers working on this issue for a conversation about the idea's philosophical and practical implications. A half-day event, consisting of two panels, will ask whether conservative principles will support such an idea and, if so, what alternatives might be pursued to create an effective, yet limited, program.


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