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The Hard-Knock Life

Though children can be potent, not to mention cheap, laborers, such lives tend to be nasty, brutish and short. Decreeing an education for all would dramatically increase their long-term prospects, but the factories howl that losing so much of their workforce would be financially ruinous. In addition, there are those who would be outraged by the interference that compulsory school attendance would entail. It is time to choose a side...

Choices :
Compel

Compulsory schooling for every child. A costly and controversial measure, but it means a brighter future for all.

  • Forces choice "Child Education" for Civics "Children's Rights"
  • Science Investing on AllMyCities for -1
  • Modifies the Order axis towards Authority
Compromise

Mandate an education for every child, but let school remain optional. Those who reject it may teach their own children.

  • Forces choice "Child Education" for Civics "Children's Rights"
  • Parsimonious on AllMyCities for -1
  • Modifies the Order axis towards Liberty
Concede

It is the economy that matters, not children's wellbeing. Ignore this handwringing and drag every street urchin to the factory floor!

  • Force-Labored on AllMyCities for -1
  • Modifies the Economic axis towards Individualism