James Forsyth James Forsyth

Harman thinks that parenting skills are all about income

There’s a quite astonishing quote from Harriet Harman in The Sunday Times today:

“you can’t separate out good parenting skills from family income.”

Now I doub’t anyone would disagree that it is easier to raise children if you do not have to worry about money, but the idea that how good a parent you are is determined by your family income is absurdly economically determinist.

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