“Yesterday, the Fraser Institute released a study they say shows the cost of raising a child is not the $10,000 a year assumed by other experts, but a mere $3,000. The total left out extra housing, transportation and child care. Some Canadian parents had their own take on FI’s calculation…”
Readers won’t be surprised by my sympathy for the messages here but I have to note the opening Tweets in the BIV article were composed and posted by BIV writers. I suppose that creating evidence of controversy is more efficient than doing research to establish it.
By the way, for a few good smiles, read Twitter entries with the hashtag #FraserInstituteKidTips. Most Fraser Institute material has little worth for anyone beyond the creator and Sourcewatch provides a succinct explanation,
“Research from think tanks is ideologically driven in accordance with the interests of its funders.”
Chris Sarlo’s The Cost of Raising Children provides amusement but its greatest value may be in providing irrefutable evidence of the Fraser Institute’s deceptive and valueless research.
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