Happy Parents, Happy Kids
By Betty Fokker on March 03, 2014
The bitter truth is that Dutch kids are doing so well because the Netherlands taxes its high earners at 52% (America taxes top earners at 39.6% but loopholes lower this considerably) and then plows that money back into social systems rather than a bloated military budget designed to enrich Halliburton by buying shit the military keeps saying they don’t want.
Want happy kids in America? Give them happy parents who aren’t working like dogs and schools that aren’t built on a factory model. There ya go.