[FoRK] New Benefits of Marriage Study Actually Hints at the Horrors of Middle Age

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Fri Jan 23 11:58:59 PST 2015

That seems to be a good initiative, but attacking it from the Federal level.  Perhaps good if it can be put in place, but likely to 
involve well-compensated staffing from top to bottom, not necessarily the best for something so widely needed.  This is almost like 
the healthcare system and debate, but for something without the same level of required certified skill.

If anyone is serious about trying to solve this directly, please email me.


On 1/23/15 10:04 AM, Lucas Gonze wrote:
> Data point:
> http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/21/fact-sheet-helping-all-working-families-young-children-afford-child-care
> On January 23, 2015 at 9:49:53 AM, Stephen D. Williams (sdw at lig.net) wrote:
> Given the current mess, what move would you suggest? Assume that one of your children doesn't get it, fails to develop into a
> competitive adult, then moves 2000 miles away, has children, and is struggling. Besides subsidize him/her then, what could you
> cause to happen now that would help them and your grandchildren? (Besides making a lot of money, since that doesn't generalize.)
> sdw
> On 1/23/15 9:37 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
>> Don't generalize my argument with some other grand conclusion. I am not saying any training/help.
>> On 1/23/2015 9:22 AM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
>>> Not training them at all is less compassionate.
>>> I agree with avoiding co-dependency. The problem is that the general
>>> gist of conservative argument is that any training / help is necessarily
>>> co-dependent. That seems like a poverty of imagination. You can
>>> engineer around such pitfalls if you are really trying to solve the
>>> problem in a fully perceptive way. The net result is the distinct
>>> impression that conservatives don't want to solve the problem. We all
>>> wonder if they like things the way they are and somehow feel they are
>>> benefiting.

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