Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Two Is Enough: Why large families don't deserve tax breaks.

That's the title of this article by Dalton Conley, the director of NYU's Center for Advanced Social Science Research. Conley writes, "If we really care about kids' welfare and accomplishment, the United States should scrap policies that encourage parents to have lots of children. As my recent research shows, having more than two children is tantamount to handicapping their chances for academic, and thus economic, success."

Whatever. My wife is one of eight kids, and of the eight, six have at least a bachelor's degree. And my in-laws are most certainly middle class. But read the whole thing.

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