INCOME FROM WORKING HARDER IS TAXED; TIME SPENT WITH KIDS IS NOT: The surprising number of parents scaling back at work to care for kids.

This story is pitched — natch — as evidence of the need for “affordable child care,” which is to say government child care, and assorted Democrat-friendly workplace mandates. But it’s really more evidence that the model whereby two parents work full-time and outsource childrearing is an unsatisfactory one. The biggest problem is that, no matter how much you pay them, nobody cares as much about your kids as you do.