Thanks to John P. for sending this delightful essay by Jeffrey Tucker.
It's Jeff's response to the now infamous 'Tiger Mom' manifesto.
Jeff tsk tsks how Americans casually (and carelessly) let their children 'grow like weeds,' as opposed to carefully cultivating them like hothouse plants.
He writes: "This might be the real reason for the American tendency to approve of things the child is and does. As a culture, we’ve come to trust someone else to take on the essential responsibility of molding the next generation."
And: "As for the Chinese approach, it might reflect a sense that authorities can never be trusted with the essential job of training a child for life."