Conservatives know how to resist the bad ideas of the left. We are less sure how to restrain or mitigate the harm that markets and new technologies can do to social cohesion and communities.
How to respond to the social pressures technology and the market exert against family formation and stability is the central question facing conservatives. It is easy for conservatives to criticize the latest excesses of government or leftist ideology or political correctness. And we should. But we must also consider how to balance the benefits of technological innovation and global trade with the downsides.