Although modern feminism promised dignity and empowerment for women, it instead empowered the state to regulate private life, exacerbated tension between men and women, and marginalized traditional family and faiths. Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse provides an alternative vision of feminism: free market, family friendly, faith-filled. BIO: Jennifer Roback Morse is the founder and chief visionary of Your Coach for the Culture Wars, a business that helps businesses who want to prosper while maintaining their core values in the Culture Wars. She is also a part-time Research Fellow at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.
Dr. Morse served as a Research Fellow for Stanford University’s Hoover Institution from 1997-2005. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester in 1980 and spent a postdoctoral year at the University of Chicago during 1979-80. She taught economics at Yale University and George Mason University for 15 years. She was John M. Olin visiting scholar at the Cornell Law School in fall 1993. She is a regular contributor to the National Catholic Register, Town Hall and To the Source, an e-mail service that provides social and cultural commentary for Christian pastors.
Dr. Morse writes about the family and the free society. Her first book, Love and Economics: Why the Laissez-Faire Family Doesn’t Work, shows why the family is the necessary building block for a free society and why so many modern attempted substitutes for the family do not work. Her second book, Smart Sex: Finding Life-Long Love in a Hook-Up World, exposes the sexual revolution’s fraudulent promise of freedom and points the way to the most thrilling adventure of all—life-long love.
Dr. Morse lectured in Rome at the April 1997 Acton Institute conference celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Papal encyclical, Centesimus Annus. Her public policy articles have appeared in Forbes, Policy Review, The American Enterprise, Fortune, Reason, the Wall Street Journal, Vital Speeches, and Religion and Liberty.
Dr. Morse’s scholarly articles have appeared in the Journal of Political Economy, Economic Inquiry, the Journal of Economic History, Publius: the Journal of Federalism, the University of Chicago Law Review, and the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Social Philosophy and Policy, The Independent Review, townhall.com, and The Notre Dame Journal of Law Ethics and Public Policy. She currently lives in Vista, CA, where she pursues her primary vocation as wife and mother, combined with an avocation of writing and lecturing. She and her husband are the parents of a birth child, an adopted child, and two foster children.