The other day I was going to write about libraries. They are my favorite place in the whole wide world. I think I was going to say something along the lines of not only would the idea of starting libraries today be laughed at if they did not already exist, the very idea libraries don’t ask you buy anything when you are there AND there is a movement to remove fines from libraries just makes them so incredibly special as an institution. That also got me thinking (I’m not sure how) about child labor. I guess I was thinking about ideas that would never pass now and so creating libraries most certainly wouldn’t happen and passing child labor laws now really feel like it wouldn’t happen.
Then I read about Wisconsin and child labor. In 2021. We are not just sliding to the right, we are making big, big leaps.