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Tagged With: sharing

Cookie Monster and the Economics Lesson

The 1977 Little Golden Book “Cookie Monster and the Cookie Tree” (which I think was also a segment in a Sesame Street episode) is ostensibly a fable about sharing, but I have a different perspective. Yeah, I know it’s pretty dorky to write a serious critique of a children’s book. Humor me, though. There’s a … Continue reading »

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Sandboxes, Sharing, and Socialism

“There’s nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view I hold dear.” ― Daniel C. Dennett I try to keep my political ramblings and my parental ruminations as separate as possible. However, there are occasions when the two intersect, and I feel compelled to comment. This is one of those times. I’m a … Continue reading »

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Wrong Lesson About Sharing?

Over Christmas break, my niece and nephew were watching a kids’ show during breakfast. Ordinarily that wouldn’t be memorable, but the moral lesson of the story bothered me a little. Super Why is advertised as “a breakthrough preschool series designed to help kids ages 3 to 6 with the critical skills that they need to … Continue reading »

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