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Child-raising is by nature labor-intensive. There are no labor-saving technologies, and shortcuts in this area produce woefully deficient human beings, to their detriment and ours.

-Amiti Etzioni

Punishing Mothers for Caring

Self-Portrait -- See what a real, live welfare mom really thinks about morals, values, and the work ethic.

Welfare Revisited -- The welfare debate has taken the wrong form, being defined largely by male, republican, politicians. Here are my recommendations for a new, more effective, welfare debate.

Fair Workfare -- Clinton approves minimum wage for workfare participants.

Shifting Focus -- Robert Rector of The Heritage Foundation believes that mothers on welfare should sign a pledge of sexual abstinence. The suggestion being, poor mothers are sexual fanatics that need to be stopped. The truth is: we all know in which gender the testosterone resides . . .

Of Late . . .
Recent Net Gems

If Poverty Is the Question... The answer is not ending welfare as we know it but honestly facing the causes by Senator Paul Wellstone. You go, Paul!

Lies parents tell themselves about why they work by Shannon Brownlee and Matthew Miller of U.S. News and World Report

Welfare Becomes Workfare, as Society Changes by Annie Nakao, San Francisco Examiner

Myth Mauling

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