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April 28, 2011

 
Sunday in the Backwoods, Thomas Faed

Sunday in the Backwoods, Thomas Faed

 

When Men Ask Their Wives to Work

April 28, 2011

 

AT HER blog Home Living, Lydia Sherman argues that it is is wrong for a man to ask his wife to work. She writes:

There was a time when most people on the earth, even those not religious at all, would not argue about the women being allowed to stay home and be in charge of the inner workings of the household. Most people thought it was as natural as breathing the air. Read More »

 

Dreaming of Being Mrs. Hayek

April 28, 2011

 

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HOW MANY WOMEN in the world are madly, passionately, overwhelmingly, heart-stoppingly in love with the deceased economist and social thinker Friedrich Hayek? Here is one.

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The Un-Read Book

April 28, 2011

 

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THERE are many trashy books that do not deserve to be read. Still there’s something profoundly unsettling about the use of books for interior decorating.

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The Lie of Unequal School Funding

April 28, 2011

 

A CONNECTICUT mother faces charges of fraud because she lied about where she was living in order to get her son into a better public school. The mother is black and the school she had enrolled her son in was largely white. So intense is the drive to prove the deliberate denial of education to blacks that the mother, Tanya McDowell, is hailed as a hero. Peter Applebome reports in The New York Times:

The tale outlined outside court by the defendant’s supporters had a heartbreaking story line — a child tossed out of school, a homeless mother charged with felony theft for the crime of sending him to a better school than the one available to her, the inequalities that define America’s schools.

The boy was not tossed out of school. He was asked to leave one school and attend another. His mother, as Applebome later notes, also faces serious drug charges, suggesting that the boy’s most pressing problem may have nothing to do with his education, and she was not homeless. And “the inequalities that define America’s schools” are not due to unequal funding, as Applebome later states. They are due to differences that are both innate and cultural.

A recent report by Jason Richwine for the Heritage Foundation on “The Myth of Racial Disparities in Public School Funding” rebuts this widespread assumption. Richwine writes: Read More »