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.

His writing has been published in The New York Times, National Review, Politico, The Washington Post, and USA Today, and he has spoken on college campuses and Capitol Hill on topics from welfare reform to child care and education policy.

He has published reports on paid leave and family policy with the Institute for Family Studies, and edited an essay series featuring working-class voices for American Compass. He is an advisory board member of Humanity Forward and the Center on Child and Family Policy.

Prior to joining EPPC, Patrick served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Congress’ Joint Economic Committee (JEC). There, he helped lead research about how to make it more affordable to raise a family and more effectively invest in youth and young adults. He also previously worked a government relations staffer for Catholic Charities USA.

Patrick 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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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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The School Choice Movement Should Focus on Parents’ Values

Patrick T. Brown

More policymakers, particularly in red states, should make a values-based case for school choice.

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Institute for Family Studies / April 13, 2022

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

The Limits of Mentorship

Patrick T. Brown

While the desirability of helping youth achieve their full potential is self-evident, even the best of intentions do not guarantee positive outcomes.

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A New Approach to Mentorship for At-Risk Kids

Patrick T. Brown

The limits of the technocratic approach to improving the lives of poor or working-class children have become apparent.

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Newsweek / January 5, 2022