of progress and parents

There’s been a little bit of attention paid to an MSNBC commentator’s remarks about “our” failure to properly invest in children:

The quote of the day comes from this reflection on her idea about “communal parenting”:

“The truth is that parents are one of society’s most incorrigible sources of inequality. If you have two of them who stay married and are invested in your upbringing, you’ve hit life’s lottery. You’ll reap untold benefits denied to children who aren’t so lucky. That the family is so essential to the well-being of children has to be a constant source of frustration to the egalitarian statist, a reminder of the limits of his power.”

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