chapter  8
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How Current Policy Issues Can Benefi t From the Family Impact Lens

I wasn’t surprised, and I know you won’t be either, to learn that human violence in the

majority of cases begins at home, within the family. Where you do your holy work.

—Richard Rhodes (2008, p. F4)

So from here on I want a family test applied to all domestic policy . If it hurts families, if

it undermines commitment, if it tramples over the values that keep people together, or stops

families from being together, then we shouldn’t do it.