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The future of home economics
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A friend of mine recently posted a piece from The American Conservative entitled “A Radical Defense of Home Economics” on Facebook. The article highlighted an essay called “Workingman’s Bread” in New Inquiry by Christine Baumgarthuber on the “history and possible future of home economics classes.” Baumgarthuber’s article posed a question originally asked by Juliet Corson, of the New York Cooking School, who helped implement cooking courses into schools across the U.S. “How well can we live if we are moderately poor?”