Patrick T. Brown

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Patrick T. Brown is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where his work focuses on developing a robust pro-family economic agenda and supporting families as the cornerstone of a healthy and flourishing society.

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Patrick T. Brown is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where his work focuses on developing a robust pro-family economic agenda and supporting families as the cornerstone of a healthy and flourishing society.

Prior to joining EPPC, Brown served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Congress’ Joint Economic Committee (JEC), where he published reports on child care affordability and education policy. He helped lead research about how to make it more affordable to raise a family and more effectively invest in youth and young adults for the JEC’s Social Capital Project.

He has written and spoken on pro-family tax policy, child care and education policy, welfare reform, pro-life advocacy efforts, and other topics. He is also a contributing editor to American Compass, where he inaugurated the “Edgerton Essays” series, featuring first-person essays from working-class Americans.

In addition to his experience on Capitol Hill, he has worked in a diocesan communications office and as a government relations staffer for Catholic Charities USA and is a book reviewer for Catholic News Service.

Brown graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in political science and economics. He also holds a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He and his wife Jessica have three young children and live in Columbia, S.C.

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The Pro-Family Agenda Republicans Should Embrace After Roe

Patrick T. Brown

The movement that describes itself as pro-life must encompass a broader vision of policy than just prohibiting access to abortion.

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New York Times / May 10, 2022

Trump’s Divisiveness Was Worth the Price to Secure What May Be the End of Roe…

Patrick T. Brown

I have mixed feelings about Donald Trump’s legacy. But I’m glad he appointed conservative Supreme Court justices.

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USA Today / May 4, 2022

Fighting for Fatherhood

Patrick T. Brown

With the Left’s hostile response to Florida’s initiative to support responsible fathers, conservatives can occupy the high ground on this crucial issue.

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City Journal / April 28, 2022

How Should States Approach Early Childhood Policy?

Patrick T. Brown

Conservative policymakers should put forward an unapologetically family-first approach to the early years of a child’s life.

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A Promising Republican Approach to Child-Care Policy

Patrick T. Brown

A new proposal from Senators Tim Scott and Richard Burr would be a real first step toward proving that the GOP is serious about being the party of parents.

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National Review / March 29, 2022

How to Fix Major League Baseball

Patrick T. Brown

Like in public policy, the game’s stewards must see beyond the dollars and cents.

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The American Conservative / March 16, 2022

The Perils of Inaction

Patrick T. Brown

Industrial policy has drawbacks, but it may be worse to do nothing.

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Law and Liberty / March 16, 2022

Listening to Parents on Paid Leave

Patrick T. Brown

The best way to deliver for families is to offer a universal, modest benefit for all parents, regardless of work status.

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Newsweek / March 2, 2022

Policy Brief: Exploring Parents’ Perspectives on Paid Leave

Patrick T. Brown

If an expansive paid leave package has proven politically infeasible, a more modest and tailored proposal may find more backers and a more promising pathway forward.

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Empower Parents to Protect Their Kids from Social-Media Harms

Clare Morell

A law designed before even MySpace came on the scene is simply inadequate for the TikTok era.

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National Review / February 24, 2022

Recent Research Debunks Myth That Economic Factors Are Driving Falling Birth Rates

Patrick T. Brown

Assuming would-be parents are opting out of having kids exclusively because of financial pressures misunderstands the dynamic at play.

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Insitute for Family Studies / February 23, 2022

Opioids and the Unattached Male

Patrick T. Brown

Policymakers should understand that the drug-overdose crisis is a crisis of single men.

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City Journal / January 18, 2022