Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
The article is about two modern philosophers debating the original (2000+ year old idea / argument)
Not the most well-thought out idea that was proposed there.
Btw, it sounds like you are underpaid.
If reading bedtime stories is advantageous, then what is stopping other parents from reading stories to their children too?
Why be pulled down to a disadvantaged group when the disadvantaged group could be pulled up to the advantaged group.
Cost of stories should not be an issue. They can find them in the internet for instance.
The federal govt will have cameras in your children's bedrooms to make sure you're not reading them any books. In fact they'll hire their own professional readers to send the reading of stories to the children right into their bedrooms via TV. Every child should be read to by a govt reader. Its only fair, and think of the children.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
About Adam Swift:
Adam Swift (born 1961) is a British political philosopher and sociologist who promotes liberal egalitarianism. He has published books on communitarianism, on the philosophical aspects of school choice, and on social justice, as well as an extremely successful introduction to contemporary political theory which has been translated into several languages. Adam Swift - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia