Approaches for Getting Involved in Family Policy: Advocacy or Education
If the methods of social science were utilized, we could develop more scientiﬁ c lawmaking.
Legislatures could operate like laboratories with laws enacted as a “series of exhaustive
—Lester Ward (1893, cited in Smith, 1991, p. 32)
The place of [experts] was “advisors to the leaders” . . . and politicians were free to use or
reject that advice as they saw ﬁ t. “They were leaders” . . . [and] “I was an intellectual.”