From the January/February, 2005 issue of Touchstone
Home Invasion by Gillis J. Harp


Home Invasion

How Markets Hurt Kids

Several months ago, Rich Lowry, then editor of the National Review, wrote a column about day care that nicely illustrates the limitations of contemporary political conservatism. Aptly titled “Bring Back the Stay-at-Home Mom,” the article pointed to recent research suggesting that day care may not be as beneficial for children as the day-care industry and most feminists would have us believe. Although both the media and the academy appear eager to ignore or obscure their findings, scholars have noted the higher incidence of illness and violent behavior among children raised in day care . . .

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