Category Archives: Parenting

Our ABC: some great Radio National listening

I drove for the best part of 11 hours over the last few days giving a Do Lecture (would you believe?) which was fun. In any event I listened to some seriously great radio. Inside the drug court I was riveted by three … Continue reading

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Nietzschean evolutionary psychology

I have a strange habit of looking for bargain books. Why is this a strange habit? Because it looks awfully like a false economy. After all, even if you don’t read a book through, just reading a few chapters might take you … Continue reading

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Operation 2770: TACSI’s Family by Family expands to Mt Druitt

(For the full 27 minute video from which this 6 minute video has been extracted, click here.) Family by Family about which you’ve heard before is spreading its wings. We’ve started in Mt Druitt where we’ve scoped the program investigating how it should … Continue reading

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How green was my valley: how professional were my parents?

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Perverse Consequences of Well Intentioned Regulation: Evidence from India’s Child Labor Ban

by Prashant Bharadwaj, Leah K. Lakdawala, Nicholas Li – #19602 (CH DEV) Abstract: While bans against child labor are a common policy tool, there is very little empirical evidence validating their effectiveness. In this paper, we examine the consequences of … Continue reading

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Parenting goes corporate

Regular readers will be familiar with my dismay at the kind of bumph that passes for strategic planning. I recall as ‘thinker in residence’ at a one of the major departments in Canberra having a discussion with senior management about … Continue reading

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