Parents—the nation’s real wealth producers—got some goodies from the President last week in his State of the Union address. Using the trope du jour—the “Mad Men” episode—Obama proposed support for America’s beleaguered working families, stuck in the mid-20th century: equal pay, prekindergarten, child care, and that ever-elusive paid leave. Nice—although don’t count on a Finnish baby box in the near future.
Obama asked Congress, and business from Wall Street to Main Street, to give every woman the opportunity she deserves. It would have been nice if he had framed the issue a . . . Read full article →