Are Bedtime Stories “Unfair” To Other Kids?


Think twice about reading your kid a bedtime story: apparently you’re giving your kids an unfair advantage.

No, really.

According to a philosopher and professor at the University of Warwick in England, Adam Swift, parents who read to their kids are “unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children.”

“I don’t think parents reading their children bedtime stories should constantly have in their minds the way that they are unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children, but I think they should have that thought occasionally,” Swift said.

“Evidence shows that the difference between those who get bedtime stories and those who don’t – the difference in their life chances – is bigger than the difference between those who get elite private schooling and those that don’t.”

It used to be that people–including liberals–wanted to, you know, lift up people dealt a rough hand in life. The idea used to be that, if you did grow up in a home where you didn’t get things like a bedtime story, you could still get ahead–pending you were willing to work hard, keep your hands clean, and be humble.

Nowadays? Liberals would rather just whine like a teenager about unfairness, without actually doing anything to fix society’s problems.

The Left’s thought process seems to be, “Fix schools? Abolish teachers’ unions? Encourage two-parent families? No way! But if you’re a good parent, you’re the villain–because it’s just not fair!”

Dumbing down kids with loving families is certainly an easier way of creating “equality” than lifting up other kids. But it certainly comes at an awfully large cost to the next generation of Americans.

Adam Campbell is a former military brat, who grew up all over the world--but considers Milwaukee, WI, where he and his wife currently live, to be his home. He enjoys reporting the real news, without bias.