Childcare is the Kaleidoscope of 2021

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But sometimes, one word is a kaleidoscope.

Just consider the word “childcare”.

It evokes the mayhem managed by millions of families during the COVID-19 pandemic and, at the same time, evolving, deep-rooted cultural norms.

Look at it from a different angle and it captures the distortions of dependency-addicted statism that marks our political moment.