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Ryan Bourne: How Government is making childcare more expensive

1 month ago   |   By Conservative Home

Ryan Bourne is Chair in Public Understanding of Economics at the Cato Institute.
Childcare is a hot topic again. Boris Johnson allegedly sought donations to finance a nanny to care for his son. In the U.S., Joe Biden plans to cap how much low and middle income families spend on childcare as a percentage of income, with the federal government covering the rest and funding pre-school for three and four year olds. All this, we are told out here Stateside, will reduce costs for parents, help child development, and facilitate mothers returning to work.
Which is funny, because we heard similar...
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