August 27, 2011
FROM NANNY STATE TO GRANNY STATE: “Grandparents have become the family safety net, and I don’t see that changing any time soon.”
UPDATE: Reader Clifford Grout writes: “Grandparents were often the family safety net before the fall of extended families and the rise of the welfare state. If we’ve come full circle, then… what’s the point of continuing the welfare state? Wondering…”
Empowering politicians and employing bureaucrats, apparently.