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Sirico Parables book

The American Dream is fading away in much of the country, and the problem isn't pure economics, nor is it a case of stubborn old white men falling behind because they refuse embrace progress. The root cause of our problems--crumbling families, deaths of despair, political dysfunction--is the erosion of community and local, civil institutions--most especially church. The result of a secularizing country is a plague of alienation for the working class, as people struggle to build families and improve their lives without the support structure they need.

This event is co-sponsored by America's Future Foundation.

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Tim Carney

Tim Carney is the author of Alienated America. He is also commentary editor of the Washington Examiner, and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He has written for the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. His earlier books are The Big Ripoff (2006) and Obamanomics (2009). He is a protege of the late Robert Novak, an alumnus of St. John's College, and a native of New York. He is married with six children and lives in the Washington, DC area.

Event Details

Start Date


The Knickerbocker: New Holland Brewing Co.
417 Bridge St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
United States


Doors Open: 6:00pm
Lecture Begins: 6:30pm
Q&A: 7:00pm
Event Ends: 7:30pm


Acton on Tap is a series of complimentary events sponsored by the Acton Alumni Association. This event is co-sponsored by America's Future Foundation.