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Fact-based commentary on the numerous issues facing New Hampshire’s families

Government-Sanctioned Gambling Monopoly is Not Part of the New Hampshire Advantage

Recently, the Union Leader ran this editorial against expanded gambling stating: It is ironic that Republicans are pushing casino gambling bills, as casinos would  destroy the incentive for legislators to behave like Republicans . . . Casinos would erase the discipline Republicans just imposed on the state budget, and  any incentive …

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Traditional Marriage, Demographic Winter and Economic Growth . . . Oh, My!

photo credit: kenteegardin Ever since our Foster’s Editorial Board meeting for restoring traditional marriage was published, the premise that the decline in the institution of marriage has had an economic price has been called into question. Yet, we are hardly the only ones making such an obvious connection. David …

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New Hampshire’s Demographic Winter has an Economic Price

photo credit: George Rex A new study, “Demographic Changes, Financial Markets, and the Economy,”does not paint an encouraging picture for the future growth of New Hampshire’s economy now entering Demographic Winter (where a shrinking number of young people cannot support current population levels).  From the study: It seems natural that the shifting …

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Catholic Bishop Libasci Issues Statement in Support of Restoring Traditional Marriage

Today, Catholic Bishop Libasci, in a statement titled “On the Occassion of the Feast of the Holy Family for Family and Marriage,” advocates for the restoration of traditional marriage in New Hampshire: Plea to Strengthen Marriage and Family “Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,” I do now add to this prayer: …

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