Advocates for "blue laws" want to impose more laws on shopkeepers. These moral crusaders should instead start by setting a good example, and stop watching football games, ordering pizzas, or filling up on gas on Sunday.
When operating in an easy money regime, finding investments capable of providing reasonable returns becomes difficult to near impossible. Low risk vehicles are bid down to near-zero returns, pushing investors into ever riskier vehicles to generate enough return to cover objectives.
When a parent leaves the work force to focus on parenting, this shows up in government stats as lower employment and less consumer spending — suggesting a less productive economy. But that's not what's going on at all.