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Why Not Fix Early Child Care?

The patchwork of programs in place to enable parents to balance both raising children and making a living is utterly inadequate. Failing to fix this problem will rob a generation of children, and parents, of the tools needed to ensure a happy, healthy, and productive life.

The President’s Math

The political theater that passes for serious policy debate is about to run into an unfortunate reality as Donald Trump’s budget plan comes face to face with its arch-nemesis: arithmetic.

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Blame the Baby Boomers

Bruce Cannon Gibney doesn’t see all baby boomers as sociopaths intent on hording all of the nation’s precious resources for themselves at the expense of everyone else. Just, ya know, most of them.

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Why not tax heirs directly?

Children of the ultra-wealthy have opportunities that children born into poor families could never dream of. Access to the very best schools, a ready-made network of influential family friends, interest-free loans — all at their disposal just by virtue of birth. Should these fortunates also not have to pay taxes?

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