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    1world, pravin

    in this thread, I do see what you mean, and I agree in ways that demonstrate how we all differ and agree on such issues.

    Just to give you an example, I consider myself to be a leftist, but I also believe that the issue of the Two-Income household, as examined by Elizabeth Warren in her book on the subject, is extremely important. I agree with her that the generation that has attempted to keep up with the increasing cost of living by having both parents work has experienced a net decrease in their economic security and well being. I would advocate doing whatever it takes to go back to the One Income household. I feel strongly about it because I believe children have suffered the most from this rapacious economy.

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      pravin, Linda Wood

      I stayed home for several years while my kids were young and it was great because I could teach my kids so much and provide opportunities for music, sports etc. After becoming a single Mum, I did have to return to work and my kids have much less time with me and of course this affects them. I have often thought that we need to rethink what being a feminist means. For me, it means giving women choices; ideally, I would prefer a part-time job but when one is highly educated, there are few part-time jobs in your field. I love my work but I love being there for my kids even more and I do not expect all women to feel the same way.

    •  Weigel highlighted that Warren book (1+ / 0-)
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      Linda Wood

      David Weigel is an odd guy. I don't understand why he even votes Republican because he seems like the old style republican in the Ford era.

      But I do remember reading about Warren's book in this article a few weeks ago.

      Funny how other conservatives try to paint her as this one note leftist when she has common sense ideas , many which happen to be liberal.

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