Campaigning for Care
By Nancy Folbre
(originally posted on NY Times Economix blog, October 8, 2012)
Back in 2004, a presidential candidate acknowledged the changing organization of our care economy. “In one of the most dramatic shifts our society has seen,” explained George W. Bush in his final speech at the Republican National Convention, “two-thirds of moms also work outside the home.” He went on to proclaim, “Government must take your side.”
Neither the moderator nor either of the contenders in last week’s campaign debate raised the issue. But considering the strain most American families are under, it’s urgent that the candidates confront it.
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