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Mike Lee’s New Project Measures Social Capital And The Closeness Of Communities

Senator Mike Lee and Director of the Social Capital Project Scott Winship share what they found in measuring a unique cross of data of American communities.



Senator Mike Lee, vice chairman of Congress’s Joint Economic Committee, discusses a new index measuring decline in our country’s “social capital,” on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour. Both Lee and Scott Winship, director of the Social Capital Project, discuss what studying families, health, crime, and volunteer work tells us about the state of institutions, religion, and loneliness.

“I think we are all sort of seeing this immediate short-term gain from technology and from doing less interaction with people, but it does leave behind this longer term emptiness that I personally think has causes a lot of folks to worry more about economics than they should,” Winship said.

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